HONG KONG — Thousands of people in Hong Kong defied police warnings and coronavirus-era bans on social gatherings to rally Sunday against Beijing’s latest attempt to crackdown on dissent.
Spurred by the Chinese government’s push to pass a national security law for the semi-autonomous city, demonstrators gathered in the afternoon at the outside the Sogo department store in Causeway Bay.
They chanted slogans such as “Fight for freedom. Stand with Hong Kong” and “Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our time.” Some set up roadblocks to paralyze traffic in the area.
Riot police fired rounds of tear gas and employed water