1st July 2020 – (Hong Kong) 1st July is the 23rd anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to China. The government held a flag-raising ceremony at Golden Bauhinia Square this morning, and then moved to the convention to hold a celebration reception.
Members from League of Social Democrats started a protest at 7am this morning, they marched from the Southorn Playground in Wan Chai to the Golden Bauhinia Square. However, before the march began, a large number of police officers intercepted them. During the process, the group members Leung Kwok-hung, Koo Sze Yiu, Avery Ng, Raphael Wong and others tried to reason with the police.
The police searched their belongings and released them at 8 am.
The group members with more than 10 others held flags and shouted anti-government slogans before starting to march towards the Wan Chai Convention Centre to submit a petition letter. However, there was no police representative to receive the letter.
Leung Kwok-hung and Avery Wu then burned the letter on the spot. Apart from the usual “yellow, orange, red, black” warning flags used in protests, a new purple flag with with the words ‘National Security Law’ was spotted being used by police officers.