HK National Security Law: At least 10 Arrested for holding blank paper

By Ilovejustice (HKer)

Around 6:00 p.m. yesterday (July 6) at a shopping mall in Hong Kong, citizens held a blank piece of paper and stayed in the mall peacefully. However, Hong Kong police force dispersed a peaceful “blank placard” protest and made eight arrests. At least 10 people were arrested with 2 of them were charged with the offence of the National Security Law.

 Photo: The Stand News.

Photo: Joshua Kwan/United Social Press.

Under the National Security Law, holstering a flag with the slogan “Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution Now” is illegal. One of the arrested citizens on the July 1 protest held a blank paper to demonstrate her disobedience against the tyranny. Suddenly, holding a piece of paper became the new symbol of protest in the police state.

Around 8:30, Officers entered the APM mall on Kwun Tong Road and raised warning banners stating that demonstrators were potentially in breach of the new national security law. But when the Police raised a yellow flag saying the peaceful citizens were “illegal”, the right-thinking citizens were mocking the ridiculous response of the police force.

Police said the arrested between 17 and 68: “Crowds gathered and shouted in a shopping mall on Kwun Tong Road, Kwun Tong, breaching public peace. ” The netizens in Hong Kong commented on local platform LIHKG that “if holding blank paper is illegal (for breaching public peace), we should launch ‘a March of Breath’.”

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