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Hong Kong protesters gather for unauthorised rally on anniversary of city’s handoverlive

Hong Kong protesters gather for unauthorised rally on anniversary of city’s handover

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong

Ruptly is live from Hong Kong on Wednesday, July 1, as activists are expected to rally during an unauthorised demonstration against the new National Security Law, on the anniversary of the territory's handover to China by the United Kingdom.

The new law passed on Tuesday afternoon will see the opening of an office in charge of criminal cases related to national security in Hong Kong, to target subversion, secession, terrorism and activities of foreign or external forces to interfere with the HKSAR’s affairs. Earlier today, Hong Kong police made their first arrest under novel national security law.

The handover of Hong Kong occurred on July 1, 1997, when the United Kingdom ended administration for the colony of Hong Kong and returned control of the territory to China.

Date of startJuly 1, 2020
Time of start06:33
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Ruptly is live from Hong Kong on Wednesday, July 1, as activists are expected to rally during an unauthorised demonstration against the new National Security Law, on the anniversary of the territory's handover to China by the United Kingdom. The new law passed on Tuesday afternoon will see the opening of an office in charge of criminal cases related to national security in Hong Kong, to target subversion, secession, terrorism and activities of foreign or external forces to interfere with the HKSAR’s affairs. Earlier today, Hong Kong police made their first arrest under novel national security law. The handover of Hong Kong occurred on July 1, 1997, when the United Kingdom ended administration for the colony of Hong Kong and returned control of the territory to China.