Rallying call for July 1 march, despite ban

Local | 30 Jun 2020 1:25 pm

The July 1 march will go on regardless of the result of the appeal, the vice-convener of the Civil Human Rights Front Figo Chan Ho-wun said. 

The march organized by the front was banned by the police earlier citing social gathering restrictions during the virus pandemic.

Chan said even if the front’s appeal is dismissed, he will still organize a march tomorrow in his own capacity.

“Getting the authorities to shelve the national security law will be very difficult, but citizens should voice out and stay united,” Chan said.

“I have been prosecuted multiple times, I am well aware of the consequences and the risk of being arrested, but I am determined to take to the streets tomorrow, citizens should not be afraid too, or we will lose our rights and freedom,” he added.

Meanwhile, 22 pro-democracy lawmakers have called on the Legislative Council president Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen to call an emergency meeting for Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor to answer lawmakers’ questions regarding the national security law that was passed this morning.

The lawmakers wrote in a statement that there is an imminent need for Lam to explain the law to the public, as it is a matter related to the constitution, and affects the rights of Hong Kong people.

They also asked Lam to collect opinions from Legco and relay them to the National People’s Congress standing committee, which passed the law.


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