Police set up water barriers on roads leading towards Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai ahead of Wednesday’s flag-raising ceremony to mark the return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty. Photo: Robert Ng
Police set up water barriers on roads leading towards Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai ahead of Wednesday’s flag-raising ceremony to mark the return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty. Photo: Robert Ng

National security law: Hong Kong police put area around July 1 handover anniversary venue on lockdown

  • Force insiders say police began cordoning off the area where Wednesday’s ceremonies are set to take place in the early hours of Monday
  • 4,000 riot officers, meanwhile, will be on standby from Tuesday to head off potential unrest over Beijing’s expected endorsement of security legislation

Police set up water barriers on roads leading towards Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai ahead of Wednesday’s flag-raising ceremony to mark the return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty. Photo: Robert Ng
Police set up water barriers on roads leading towards Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai ahead of Wednesday’s flag-raising ceremony to mark the return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty. Photo: Robert Ng
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