Protests in Hong Kong against China’s proposed national security law
Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protesters decry China security law plan
Hong Kong is once again braced for a long protest. Thousands took to the streets to protest against China`s planned national security law for the city. Police in Hong Kong have fired tear gas and used a water cannon and pepper spray to disperse thousands of people protesting against Beijing’s plan to impose national security law. This is the biggest protest since COVID-19 lockdowns began.
— 😷Hong Kong World City 🖐🏻☔️ (@HKWORLDCITY) May 24, 2020
Demonstrators have set up makeshift barricades and chanted slogans such as “Five demands, not one less”. This is in reference to their demands from the government. They are also demanding an investigation of alleged police brutality against anti-government protesters last year.
#YouCantStopUs on 24th May, thousands of HongKongers went on to street protest against the national security law established by the Beijing Government. Police shot teargas and water cannon was used on the protestors. But we will never surrender!! #HongKong pic.twitter.com/Y4guPo54Sp
— shariekong (@kcy_pea0327) May 24, 2020
The United States, Australia, Britain, Canada, and others have reportedly expressed concerns about the legislation. Taiwan too has promised ‘Necessary Assistance’ to Hong Kong‘s people. President Tsai Ing-wen said the proposed legislation was a serious threat to Hong Kong’s freedoms and judicial independence.
[May 24, 2020] This is saddening, this is what’s happening in #HongKong on daily basis
We are just toys in the eyes of #HKPolice, and journalists got intimidated with pepper spray and batons..
— W 😷 (@www_1841er) May 24, 2020
China has accused supporters of Taiwan independence of colluding with the protesters.