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Hundreds Arrested as Hong Kong Citizens Protest Chinese Anthem Law

By Kyodo News 28 May 2020

HONG KONG—More than 1,000 people protested in Hong Kong on Wednesday against a bill that, if passed by the legislature, would outlaw abuse of China’s national anthem, with police making hundreds of arrests.

Police fired rounds of pepper balls to disperse demonstrators in the busy Central business district, while in the shopping area of Causeway Bay, also on Hong Kong Island, about 100 people were detained.

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