Hong Kong law enforcement authorities on Wednesday arrested more than 180 people on suspicion of participating in an illegal Assembly and violating the national security law, police said.
Activists took to the streets of Hong Kong on Wednesday to protest against the new law, despite a ban on Assembly. The police used water cannons against protesters gathered near the building of the fire station on Hennessy road.
Taiwan's government on Tuesday condemned developed in Beijing-the national security bill in Hong Kong, on the island believe that it will have a major impact on the observance of human rights and freedoms in Hong Kong, according to RTHK broadcasting Corporation.
Earlier RTHK, citing informed sources said that the standing Committee of vsekitajsky meeting of national representatives, the highest legislative body of China, on Tuesday morning unanimously approved the national security bill in Hong Kong. Also in mass media there were assumptions that the law will come into force on 1 July - the day of the 23rd anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong under the jurisdiction of China. Official confirmation of these two messages has yet been received neither from Beijing nor from the local authorities of Hong Kong.
China has decided to impose visa restrictions against U.S. persons who interfere in the Affairs of Hong Kong, said Monday the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang.
Earlier, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that Washington imposed visa restrictions against officials of the Communist party of China for "undermining the autonomy of Hong Kong and the violation of human rights".
The US imposed visa restrictions against officials of the Communist party of China for "undermining the autonomy of Hong Kong and the violation of human rights", said on Friday the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo.
He said that the introduction of visa limitations "to fulfill this President trump's promise to punish members of the Communist party of China responsible for the looting of Hong Kong's freedoms."
The number of detainees in Hong Kong demonstrators to mark the anniversary of mass protests against the bill on extradition has reached 43, said in a statement Hong Kong police.
On Friday in Hong Kong's demonstrations marking the anniversary of the first major clashes at protests June 12, 2019.
The Hong Kong police on Tuesday evening detained at least 25 participants of demonstrations to mark the first anniversary of mass protests against the bill on extradition, the report said police on Twitter.
"At least 25 protesters in Hong Kong detained for participation in unauthorized meetings, disturbing public order and other offences," reads a police statement.
. Barricades, tear gas and water cannons returned to the streets of Hong Kong. Protests have resumed with renewed vigor after the Chinese authorities decided to extend to the city the national security act. If this happens, the United States would deprive the Hong Kong trade privileges. Who will cost more versed RIA Novosti.
Hong Kong is still a ban on Assembly of more than eight people, but that does not stop anyone. For violent protests, there are several reasons. The fourth of June, the Parliament of Hong Kong passed a law about criminal liability for disrespect to the national anthem of China. Violators face a fine of six thousand dollars or a three-year prison term.