HONG KONG: Mass protest against 'anti-sedition' law

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BY EVA CHENG

Between 500,000 and 700,000 people flooded the streets of Hong Kong on July 1, in an angry protest against the scheduled finalisation of an anti-subversion law on July 9.

The Hong Kong government pressed ahead with the legislation, making only minor changes, despite a 60,000-strong protest against it in December. These have been the largest political protests in Hong Kong since the reversion of its sovereignty from the British colonial power back to China on July 1, 1997.

A marathon hunger strike and protest will commence on July 9, protesting the Legislative Council discussion of the law which is expected to take at least three days. Protesters plan to encircle the legislative building to make sure that the people's voice is heard.

From Green Left Weekly, July 9, 2003.

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