Hong Kong: Scuffles and arrests during protest on 1st day under new security law

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Hong Kong: Scuffles and arrests during protest on 1st day under new security law

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Jul 1, 2020 / 2.14 min

China has formally passed a new controversial security law, giving it new powers over Hong Kong which lead hundreds to turn out to protest the legislation.

The new law’s key provisions, will give Beijing powers to effectively curtail protest and freedom of speech over the special administrative region.

Naturally, critics say the introduction of this law amounts to a breach of the “one country, two systems” principle.

Earlier in May, scuffles had already break out between Hong Kong lawmakers with the predictable passing of a controversial bill that would criminalize abuse of the Chinese national anthem, including it’s use for commercial purposes.