As it happened: Estimated 1.7 million people attend peaceful Hong Kong anti-government rally

  • Against police orders, Hongkongers leave Victoria Park and take to the streets
  • Civil Human Rights Front, which is behind the biggest demonstrations against the extradition bill, had been banned from holding a march to Central

Topic |   Hong Kong protests

The day after tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong, another massive rally happened at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay on Sunday afternoon.

Relief spread across the city as anti-government protests ended relatively peacefully on Saturday, with no tear gas fired, on the eleventh consecutive weekend of unrest.

Sunday’s protest organiser, the Civil Human Rights Front, had applied to the police for a march from Causeway Bay to Central. But police would only allow a rally within Victoria Park, saying the front could not ensure public safety given violence at recent protests.

Reporting by Phila Siu, Jeffie Lam, Karen Yeung, Ng Kang-chung, Linda Lew, Michelle Wong, Chris Lau, Su Xinqi and Danny Mok