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Hong Kong: Several detained by police on 1st day under new security law02:39

Hong Kong: Several detained by police on 1st day under new security law

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
July 1, 2020 at 13:22 GMT -00:00 · Published

Riot police clashed with crowds of protesters, detaining several, during an unauthorised demonstration against the new national security law in Hong Kong on Wednesday, on the anniversary of the territory's handover to China from the United Kingdom.

Protesters could be seen being held down by police on the streets of the city.

Earlier today, Hong Kong police made their first arrests under the newly-passed national security law.

The 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.

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.

Hong Kong: Several detained by police on 1st day under new security law02:39
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Riot police clashed with crowds of protesters, detaining several, during an unauthorised demonstration against the new national security law in Hong Kong on Wednesday, on the anniversary of the territory's handover to China from the United Kingdom.

Protesters could be seen being held down by police on the streets of the city.

Earlier today, Hong Kong police made their first arrests under the newly-passed national security law.

The 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.

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.

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