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Hong Kong police disperse the protest against the law, which criminalizes “insulting” the Chinese anthem

May 27, 2020

Hong Kong security forces released a pepper spray concentration on Wednesday to protest the law that Beijing is investigating for any “insult” to the Chinese national anthem, with sentences of up to three years in prison and fines of up to $ 6,000 criminalize. approx.5,500 euros).

The police were already on alert this Wednesday about the protests that preceded the second reading of the controversial reform this Wednesday among Chinese lawmakers. The protests began at dawn with road and rail blockades.

At least 17 people were detained by midday, including two students, ages 14 and 15, who were accused of “holding instruments that are ready for illegal use”, particularly to wear helmets and respirators during mobilizations.

Hong Kong police disperse the protest against the law, which criminalizes “insulting” the Chinese anthemHong Kong police disperse the protest against the law, which criminalizes “insulting” the Chinese anthem

The strong police presence in the Hong Kong Parliament has resulted in demonstrators focusing on a neighboring neighborhood and shouting “Hong Kong, more gasoline” and “Hong Kong people, build a nation”. The riot police tried to put laces on and warned participants that they might be attending an “illegal gathering”.