Hong Kong, 24 may 2020

Hong Kong Police /

Hong Kong, 24 may 2020

Hong Kong Police /

Hong Kong, 24 may 2020

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Enhanced security measures taken on Sunday in Hong Kong, where police thwarts attempts to revive street protests, reports TASS. Sunday was one of the biggest action against weakening of the autonomy of the region from the mainland of China since the beginning of the outbreak of coronavirus. Its members were dispersed using tear gas and batons, were detained more than a hundred people, reports Reuters.

According to the correspondent of the Agency taken under the protection of government installations and offices of the office of the Central authorities of the PRC – these buildings are fenced six-foot plastic barriers filled with water. At key intersections visible patrols. They stop and check the machine, causing suspicion. On one of the streets on duty special vehicle with water cannons.

Earlier, hundreds of people from the young people tried to gather in the shopping district of Causeway Bay in protest against Beijing’s plans to adopt a law on national security in Hong Kong. The demonstrators, in particular, criticized the Communist party of China. It was the first street demonstration in Hong Kong in recent months.

Police warned that the protesters engage in illegal Assembly and violating the rules of social distancing in a pandemic, forbidding them to gather in groups of more than eight people. Individual protesters began to throw in policemen everything that came his arm in response, police used tear gas.

According to local media reports, several people were detained. Among them – the Deputy Chairman of the opposition Party of people’s power There Tacchi. In several areas disrupted traffic.

22 may in Beijing, opened the annual session of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives. Yesterday in the agenda of the session included the national security act of autonomy, which can lead to the creation of the Hong Kong intelligence bases in mainland China. This may lead to new anti-government protests.

Earlier in the legislative Council of Hong Kong scuffle during the discussion of the bill on punishment for disrespecting the national anthem of the PRC as the rest of China. An anonymous source on the mainland, said Hong Kong’s English language newspaper the South China Morning Post that the all-China Assembly of people’s representatives was forced to take the initiative because the legislative Council of Hong Kong was unable to adopt a law on security.

In September the elections to the legislative Council of Hong Kong. If democratic forces will repeat their success in last year’s elections to the district authorities, they will be able to block bills introduced propakistani administration.

We will remind, in June of 2019 in Hong Kong unrest began because of intentions of local authorities to adopt the draft law on extradition, which allows to give offenders mainland China. Despite the opinion of this legislative initiative, opposition supporters continued anti-government protests that lasted until mid-November and was accompanied by road closures, violence, arson and vandalism.

In recent months the situation in the city remained calm, but the upcoming summer campaign may resume with renewed vigor.