New purple flag to warn protesters of potential violation against National Security Law in HK SAR used by police


1st July 2020 – (Hong Kong) The National Security Act of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region took effect last night. When the police dealt with illegal street demonstration this morning in Wan Chai, frontline police officers were spotted equipped with a new purple warning flag.

The purple flag reads “This is a police warning. You are displaying flags or banners/chanting slogans, or conducting yourselves with an intent such as secession or subversion, which may constitute offences under the “HKSAR National Security Law”. You may be arrested or prosecuted.”

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.

At that time, there were purple flags carried by the police officers on duty.