Hong Kong protesters defy ban and repression

Yau Tsim Mong

On Sept. 6, the day Hong Kong’s¬†Legislative Council elections were¬†originally scheduled before being postponed under pandemic emergency measures, hundreds of protesters defied a ban on street demonstrations to march in opposition to the postponement and the new National Security Law. Some 300 were arrested, and police fired tear-gas and pepperballs to disperse the crowd in¬†Yau Tsim Mong district of Kowloon. (HKFP)¬†Two days earlier, the UN special rapporteur for¬†Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights Protection, Fionnuala Ni Aolain, and six other UN experts jointly sent a letter to the Chinese government¬†stating that the National Security Law “infringes certain fundamental rights,”¬†and expressing¬†concern that the law may be used to prosecute political dissidents in Hong Kong. (Communal News)

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