Hong Kong sees first protests since 2020

Yau Tong

The first protest since the introduction of the 2020 National Security Law in Hong Kong was held March 26 in Tseung Kwan O, an eastern area of the city. A small number of protesters marched against implementation of a new land reclamation plan to facilitate construction of a waste disposal facility. The marchers complied with restrictions imposed by authorities. The protest was limited to a maximum of 100 participants, whose banners and placards were screened before the demonstration. A cordon separated media from the protestors, who were also required to wear numbered tags as they chanted their slogans. (Jurist)

However, two days later, a smaller but seemingly unauthorized protest was held outside Hong Kong’s Central Government Offices. Some 40 residents from Cha Kwo Ling village in Kowloon, which is set to be cleared to make way for a public housing project, gathered to voice opposition to their impending eviction from the zone. The protesters held banners and shouted slogans against the planned demolition of the Yau Tong squatter community as part of the mega-development. (HKFP)

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