As it happened: more than 300 arrested in protests against Hong Kong national security law
- Demonstrators encountered strong police presence on first full day of law coming into effect
- Legislation was passed by Beijing a day before and adopted by local government close to midnight
On the first full day of the legislation being in force in Hong Kong, Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor held a press briefing, admitting the civil unrest that had rocked the city for months last year was sparked by past failures, and saying that the national security law showed 'Beijing's confidence' in the city.
Reporting by Sum Lok-kei, Lilian Cheng, Kanis Leung, Zoe Low, Laura Westbrook, Kathleen Magramo, Chan Ho-him, Phila Siu, Joyce Ng, Emily Tsang and Danny Mok