Pro Democratic protest returned in Hong Kong after Communist Government of China proposed back to back laws, national security bill and China’s national anthem law.
Today at Lunchtime rallies, Hong Kong riot police fired pepper pellets to disperse protesters and detained 180.
Police also surrounded the Legislative Council, where lawmakers have begun a second reading debate on the anthem law, as activists called for protests against a bill to criminalise disrespect of the Chinese anthem.
Rounds of pepper ball were fired at protesters on D’Aguilar St in Central. pic.twitter.com/NCmgspwI0T
— Xinqi Su 蘇昕琪 (@XinqiSu) May 27, 2020
Earlier in 2019 lakhs of people in Hong Kong are protesting on the streets of Hong Kong against the Extradition bill proposed by the Government but as Coronavirus pandemic arrived the protest gets diluted but now the protest again fuelled up.
Now people’s mostly protesting against two bill which proposed by Chinese government for the region named as National security law and National anthem law.
Hong Kong security law
The new law is intended to prevent, stop and punish acts in Hong Kong that threaten national security, and encompasses secessionist and subversive activity as well as foreign interference and terrorism. The law is yet to be concrete.
- Secession – breaking away from the country.
- Subversion – undermining the power or authority of the central government.
- Terrorism – using violence or intimidation against people.
- Activities by foreign forces that interfere in Hong Kong.
Earlier in 2003 Chinese already tried to execute National security law under Article 23 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China, but they forced to withdraw the bill after massive demonstration in the region.
The citizens of Hong Kong is in concerned that the law could see people punished for criticising Beijing. People believe that this bill will affect free speech and right to protest.
National Anthem law
The National Anthem Bill is a proposed law of Hong Kong intended to preserve the dignity of the national anthem of China, so that Hong Kong residents would respect the national anthem.
Protest in region is getting bigger after each single day, while on the other hand China to prove their strength position as country emerges from Coronavirus pandemic.
European Union already shown their concerns on the ongoing conflict and they expected to discuss the issue at a regular meeting on Friday.
While in India many thinkers believe that China aggressive move over Ladakh is nothing but a way of distraction.
Gen (Retd) VK Singh, Ex-Army chief & MoS (Road Transport & Highways) on India-China border issue said, “China is under scrutiny, whole world is accusing them of spreading COVID19. Many companies are shifting from China. It’s their way to create distraction. They’ve done it many times.”