Crowds of spectators gathered in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square early on October 1, for a flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the country’s national holiday.
This footage, posted on Weibo, shows crowds of people, some with miniature flags, out in force for the event at around 6 am.
CGTN reported flag-raising ceremonies took place across the country, and in administrative regions such as Hong Kong, to mark the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic.
Dozens of arrests were made in Hong Kong for what police said were illegal assemblies. Credit: 付凝卓 via Storyful