Police issued a dispersal order to protesters on June 28 as pro-democracy demonstrators marched in Hong Kong just days ahead of a vote in Beijing, China, on a sweeping new national security law.
The South China Morning Post reported that the legislation was aimed “to prevent, stop and punish acts of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces to endanger national security”, and was expected to be passed on June 30, the final day of a three-day meeting of legislators in the Chinese capital.
Small protests were reported in the Jordan district of the city, but a planned march on other side of harbor towards Victoria Park largely fizzled out, the paper said.
This video was shot on Woosung Street, just north of Jordan. It shows officers raising a blue flag, which warns protesters they are taking part in an “unauthorized assembly” and must disperse immediately. Chanting protesters and police are then seen in a stand-off. Credit: SocREC Social Record Channel via Storyful