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 NgPolice 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
Topic |   Hong Kong handover anniversary
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 NgPolice 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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