Hong Kong holds silent protest against new Chinese security law

Police detain a person during a pro-democracy rally supporting human rights and to protest against Beijing’s national security law in Hong Kong, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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UPDATED 1:10 PM PT — Sunday, June 28, 2020

Protesters in Hong Kong marched against the Chinese government’s new national security law this weekend. On Sunday, residents of Hong Kong held a silent protest in the Kowloon district.

Authorities reportedly used pepper spray on some during the march.

The demonstrations came just after the Chinese government convened to discuss the new security law, which some believe would infringe on Hong Kong’s sovereignty. The law would give Beijing authority to handle criminal cases and decide how to interpret the law in the region.

The Chinese government would also be able to imprison violators of the law for up to 10 years.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam listens to reporters’ questions during a press conference in Hong Kong, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Lam restated that the controversial National Security Law aims to restore stability in Hong Kong and it does not breach the “One Country Two Systems” framework. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

“We have been fighting for a long time, it has been one year since we started to protest. The government kept ignoring our demands and upgraded to implementing the national security law. This is a total violation of the ‘one country, two systems’ framework. We are now under the ‘one country, one system regime.’” – Roy Chan, protester

The national security law is expected to pass before Tuesday.

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