Hong Kongers Mark One-Year Anniversary of Mass Protest Against Extradition Bill

People gathered in Central, Hong Kong, on June 9 to mark the one-year anniversary of a mass protest involving hundreds of thousands of people, against a now-shelved extradition bill.

The extradition law would have allowed criminal suspects to be transferred to mainland China. It was abandoned in October 2019, but not before sparking months of unrest in the city, where anti-Beijing protests have since flared again over a new national security law.

This video shows a crowd gathered at Statue Square, near Chater Garden. Local media said the group left the Chater Garden area and walked toward Queen’s Road.

The South China Morning Post reported that police started to use pepper spray to disperse the crowds. Credit: SocREC via Storyful