Hundreds of demonstrators gathered on Sunday to march from Causeway Bay to Admiralty in protest of the government’s decision to bar mostly pro-independence candidates from running in September’s legislative elections. Organisers, the Civil Human Rights Front, said the move amounted to political censorship. They said more than 1,300 took part in the rally, though police put the turnout at 760 at its peak.
Dan Garrett, PhD, is an author, photographer, political scientist, and visual sociologist studying China’s securitization of Hong Kong. His first book examined the Region’s vivacious protest culture and defence of the Hongkonger identity. A second investigating China’s post-Umbrella national security crackdown on protests/protesters and the militarisation of SAR protest policing is in process.