Rumours in Hong Kong Parliament About the Controversial Law
In the Hong Kong Parliament, the uproar has arisen during the discussion about a controversial law.
Opponents of the law, which prohibit disrespect for the national anthem of China, protested loudly. The police entered parliament to calm things down.
Many pro-democracy protesters and politicians in Hong Kong see the new law as Beijing’s next step in increasing grip on Hong Kong. A vote in parliament on the law is expected on Thursday.
There may also be significant demonstrations in the streets of Hong Kong on Thursday, during the commemoration of the Tiananmen Square protest in Beijing in 1989.
Traditionally, that protest is widely commemorated in Hong Kong every year, but massive commemorations are banned because of the coronavirus. Now candles are lit all over town to commemorate the protest.
It is illegal to commemorate the protest in China. There it is taboo.