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
Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
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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