23 years after the Hong Kong Handover, thousands of protesters defied a police ban to march in Causeway Bay in protest of the newly-enforced national security law. Police blocked MTR exits, deployed water cannon, pepper spray and cordoned off main roads. Protesters chanted Hong Kong independence slogans despite the new legislation. A man in possession of an independence flag was among 70 arrested. Follow the developing story here.

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Arrested individuals boarding bus on 1 July 2020. Photo: Kevin Cheng/United Social Press.
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Pro-democracy activist Figo Chan at 1 July 2020 protest. Photo: inmedia.net via CC2.0.
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