June 20, 2021

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as protesters decry China security law plan

Police in Hong Kong have fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters rallying against China’s plans to impose a new security law on the territory.

Thousands of demonstrators have been marching through the city centre. Police say 120 have been arrested.

Earlier, 200 senior politicians from around the world issued a joint statement criticising China’s plan.

Signatories called it a “comprehensive assault on the city’s autonomy, rule of law and fundamental freedoms”.

China is seeking to pass a law that would ban “treason, secession, sedition and subversion” in the territory.

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