Another pro-democracy group, the Civil Human Rights Front, has taken the opposite approach. The Civil Human Rights Front is typically responsible for obtaining permits for pro-democracy protests and this weekend attempted to acquire such a permit for a protest on July 1. Police rejected the request, but the group is calling on protesters to take to the streets, anyway. … [Read more...] about ‘A Grim Fate Awaits Us’: Hong Kong Protest Groups Face Communist ‘National Security’ Law
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Many shops and restaurants that had been vocally supportive of the protest movement could be seen removing posters and slogans from their walls, for fear of potential prosecution. People have also been scrubbing their social media and deleting WhatsApp chats, and journalists have begun to face much more trepidation from sources about speaking on the record about the law. … [Read more...] about Hong Kong protest leader flees as government warns calls for ‘revolution’ are now illegal
"Schools should never be used for expressing political demands, and more importantly, minors should not be involved as the move could bring them emotional disturbances and undermine school harmony," said the letter, signed by Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung. It further urged parents to advise their children against "taking part in dangerous or illegal activities." … [Read more...] about After a summer of being tear gassed, can Hong Kong protesters go back to being students?
Police stand guard on a street after clearing a road block during a march marking the anniversary of the Hong Kong handover from Britain to China, Wednesday, July. 1, 2020, in Hong Kong. Hong Kong marked the 23rd anniversary of its handover to China in 1997, and just one day after China enacted a national security law that cracks down on protests in the territory. less … [Read more...] about Hong Kong protester arrested on suspicion of stabbing police
Later this month, the United States Congress is due to decide whether Hong Kong remains sufficiently autonomous from mainland China to justify continuing its special trading privileges. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the proposed anti-sedition bill would "inevitably impact our assessment," and other lawmakers have suggested imposing sanctions against Beijing and Hong Kong officials responsible for the move. … [Read more...] about Riot police take zero tolerance approach to Hong Kong protests as tensions build