Following the pomp and ceremony of the National Day flag-raising festivities, riot police thwarted pro-democracy protests across Hong Kong, searching demonstrators and making over 87 arrests. HKFP’s Ryan Lai was on the ground. Click here for the full story, or here for HKFP’s frontline photography.

Photo: Kelly Ho/HKFP.

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Hong Kong Free Press is a new, non-profit, English-language news source seeking to unite critical voices on local and national affairs. Free of charge and completely independent, HKFP arrives amid rising concerns over declining press freedom in Hong Kong and during an important time in the city’s constitutional development.