On the 23rd anniversary of the Handover, thousands took to the streets to protest the newly enacted national security law. Police deployed water cannon, pepper spray and pepper balls against protesters. 370 people were arrested, 10 under the new legislation. A police officer was stabbed in the shoulder by a protester while a man riding a motorbike displaying a ‘Glory to Hong Kong ‘ flag was flung off his vehicle by police officers. Click here for part one. Click here for the full story, or check out our explainer.

Protester holding sign that reads “Persist with the five demands. Resist against the evil national security law,”. Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Protester bears cross that reads: “Tyrant Carrie Lam go to hell; the heavens and earth are incensed.” Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: Kelly Ho/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.
Photo: May James/HKFP.

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