The annual pro-democracy July 1 march has traditionally kicked off from soccer pitches in Victoria Park, but for the second year in a row, organisers were rejected with priority given to a pro-Beijing group. Photo: Roy Issa

Hong Kong’s July 1 march participants could face legal action over start point in shopping areas, police chief Stephen Lo warns

Authorities want event to begin at a lawn in Victoria Park instead, citing security concerns and issues over crowd control

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The annual pro-democracy July 1 march has traditionally kicked off from soccer pitches in Victoria Park, but for the second year in a row, organisers were rejected with priority given to a pro-Beijing group. Photo: Roy Issa
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