The Civil Human Rights Front protest on August 18 was given partial approval, but their latest public assembly proposals for Saturday have been rejected by police. Photo: Edmond So

Organiser of banned Hong Kong protests attacked by masked men with baseball bats on same day demonstration bids rejected

  • Force chiefs block city’s largest protest organiser from holding both rally and march for first time, fearing violence
  • In shocking twist, convenor of Civil Human Rights Front and his friend are attacked by two masked men in Jordan
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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The Civil Human Rights Front protest on August 18 was given partial approval, but their latest public assembly proposals for Saturday have been rejected by police. Photo: Edmond So
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Anti-government protesters clash with police in Tsuen Wan on Sunday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Police will ban mass rally and march on Saturday to call for universal suffrage on fifth anniversary of failed Hong Kong electoral reform package, sources say

  • Source says police will object to Civil Human Rights Front application, saying risk is too great and citing petrol bombs thrown last weekend
  • Move likely to spark more chaos and turmoil
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Anti-government protesters clash with police in Tsuen Wan on Sunday. Photo: Sam Tsang
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