First Protest in Hong Kong for Years
First Protest in Hong Kong for Years

Hong Kong police have allowed a small protest march to take place, but under tight restrictions.

This is one of the first demonstrations to be approved since the sweeping national security law was enacted in 2020. Several dozen demonstrators were required to wear numbered lanyards and were not allowed to wear masks.

The police monitored the march against a proposed land reclamation and rubbish processing project. The participants chanted slogans against the project as they marched in the rain with banners in the eastern district of Tseung Kwan O, where the project is slated to be built.

However, some demonstrators criticised the restrictions on their protest, which included a maximum of 100 participants, according to a seven-page letter from police to organisers.

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