Office workers walk past riot police during an anti-government demonstration in the financial district of Central on May 27, one of several demonstrations held in various locations in Hong Kong that day in protest against the national anthem law and the national security law. The national security law, which took effect an hour before midnight on June 30, has drawn criticism and sanctions from the West, and prompted a rush to emigrate. Photo: Nora Tam Office workers walk past riot police during an anti-government demonstration in the financial district of Central on May 27, one of several demonstrations held in various locations in Hong Kong that day in protest against the national anthem law and the national security law. The national security law, which took effect an hour before midnight on June 30, has drawn criticism and sanctions from the West, and prompted a rush to emigrate. Photo: Nora Tam
Office workers walk past riot police during an anti-government demonstration in the financial district of Central on May 27, one of several demonstrations held in various locations in Hong Kong that day in protest against the national anthem law and the national security law. The national security law, which took effect an hour before midnight on June 30, has drawn criticism and sanctions from the West, and prompted a rush to emigrate. Photo: Nora Tam

Letters | Sad day for Hong Kong when people are forced to vote with their feet

  • The arbitrary arrests of dissidents under the new national security legislation will only worsen the city’s relationship with the enlightened world. Having to watch an international financial centre’s reputation being badly tarnished does make many people miserable

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Office workers walk past riot police during an anti-government demonstration in the financial district of Central on May 27, one of several demonstrations held in various locations in Hong Kong that day in protest against the national anthem law and the national security law. The national security law, which took effect an hour before midnight on June 30, has drawn criticism and sanctions from the West, and prompted a rush to emigrate. Photo: Nora Tam Office workers walk past riot police during an anti-government demonstration in the financial district of Central on May 27, one of several demonstrations held in various locations in Hong Kong that day in protest against the national anthem law and the national security law. The national security law, which took effect an hour before midnight on June 30, has drawn criticism and sanctions from the West, and prompted a rush to emigrate. Photo: Nora Tam
Office workers walk past riot police during an anti-government demonstration in the financial district of Central on May 27, one of several demonstrations held in various locations in Hong Kong that day in protest against the national anthem law and the national security law. The national security law, which took effect an hour before midnight on June 30, has drawn criticism and sanctions from the West, and prompted a rush to emigrate. Photo: Nora Tam
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