The Civil Human Rights Front claimed more than 50,000 joined the July 1 march in 2018 – fewer than the previous year’s 60,000 and a three-year low. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protest organisers appeal to pro-Beijing group to move Greater Bay Festival from Victoria Park to avoid risk of chaos during July 1 march

  • Civil Human Rights Front expects larger turnout for march on anniversary of city’s handover from Britain to China following recent huge rallies against controversial extradition bill
  • But its traditional starting point in Victoria Park has since 2017 been booked by Hong Kong Celebrations Association – and the front is asking it to move
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The Civil Human Rights Front claimed more than 50,000 joined the July 1 march in 2018 – fewer than the previous year’s 60,000 and a three-year low. Photo: Sam Tsang
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