Police Respond to Hong Kong Demonstration Marking Mass Protest Anniversary

Demonstrators 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, local media reported.

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 Hong Kong, where anti-Beijing protests have since flared again over a new national security law.

Local media reported that protesters gathered at Chater Garden and later marched along Queen’s Road Central.

This video shows a crowd marching along Queen’s Road Central. The footage also shows police running through the streets and later surrounding an entrance of the MTR Central Station.

Reports said police ran at a crowd along Des Voeux Road, and officers were sealing off an entrance of the MTR station. Credit: Studio Incendo via Storyful