Police brought out for the first time a new, purple flag warning against breaking the national security law. Photo: Sam Tsang
Police brought out for the first time a new, purple flag warning against breaking the national security law. Photo: Sam Tsang

National security law: thousands of protesters return to Hong Kong streets, openly defying ban on July 1 rally

  • At least 10 people – six men and four women – become the first to be arrested by police exercising their new powers under the contentious legislation
  • Although roads are blocked, and radicals set fires, vandalise shops and attack police, chaos is not on the scale of last year’s violent unrest

Police brought out for the first time a new, purple flag warning against breaking the national security law. Photo: Sam Tsang
Police brought out for the first time a new, purple flag warning against breaking the national security law. Photo: Sam Tsang
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