Hong Kong police disperse demonstrators gathered in mall protest
published : 26 Apr 2020 at 19:01
writer: Bloomberg News
Hong Kong police dispersed more than 100 protesters in a city mall after they occupied a couple of floors in defiance of a government law banning gatherings of more than four people.
The demonstration follows the arrest last week of 15 pro-democracy activists and a lawmaker in connection with an unauthorized assembly last year. Protesters on Sunday carried posters calling for the liberation of Hong Kong.
On Friday, about 100 pro-democracy protesters rallied at a luxury downtown mall at lunchtime in one of the largest demonstrations since the Covid-19 pandemic descended on the city earlier this year, effectively halting pro-democracy protests that rocked the city since they began last June.
Hong Kong police rejected an application by a pro-democracy labour group to hold a march on May 1, citing concerns about public health and security risks, the government said in a statement on Friday.