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Hong Kong: Tensions as protesters slam China's national security law00:54

Hong Kong: Tensions as protesters slam China's national security law

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
May 24, 2020 at 07:55 GMT -00:00 · Published

Protesters clashed with riot police in Hong Kong on Sunday, as thousands took to the streets to protest China’s announced move to enact a new national security legislation for the semi-autonomous region.

Footage from Hong Kong shows the riot police firing rubber bullets and tear gas at one point.

The move can be perceived as confirmation of China sidestepping Hong Kong’s own legislative body in enacting legislation, which can in return limit opposition activity, going against the "one country, two systems" framework that allows the Special Administrative Region freedoms not found in mainland China.

Last year, Hong Kong saw the largest protest movement in its history, which started with opposition to a now-scrapped plan to allow extraditions to mainland China before evolving into an overall anti-government demonstration.

Hong Kong: Tensions as protesters slam China's national security law00:54
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Protesters clashed with riot police in Hong Kong on Sunday, as thousands took to the streets to protest China’s announced move to enact a new national security legislation for the semi-autonomous region.

Footage from Hong Kong shows the riot police firing rubber bullets and tear gas at one point.

The move can be perceived as confirmation of China sidestepping Hong Kong’s own legislative body in enacting legislation, which can in return limit opposition activity, going against the "one country, two systems" framework that allows the Special Administrative Region freedoms not found in mainland China.

Last year, Hong Kong saw the largest protest movement in its history, which started with opposition to a now-scrapped plan to allow extraditions to mainland China before evolving into an overall anti-government demonstration.

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