Hundreds arrested on first day of Hong Kong national security law

Hundreds arrested on first day of Hong Kong national security law 1


At least 300 people were arrested July 1, with nine arrests of five men and four women on suspicion of violating the national security law, according to police. Hundreds turned out to protest China's central government decision to impose a sweeping national security law that critics say has stripped the city of its autonomy and precious civil and social freedoms, and cements Beijing's authoritarian rule over the territory.

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78 Comments on "Hundreds arrested on first day of Hong Kong national security law"

  1. Just Another Irish Guy | July 1, 2020 at 12:29 PM | Reply

    All you have to do to find out who rules you is find the ones who you cannot critisize

    • Stealth Cobra | July 1, 2020 at 8:15 PM | Reply

      @Cindy99765 I am wonderful, do you not like history lessons?

    • Alexandra McLean | July 1, 2020 at 9:08 PM | Reply

      “Not just to punish, but also to deter” You know what I miss? I miss Habeas Corpus. It’s been forever. I am so sad for Hong Kong people.

    • Alexandra McLean | July 1, 2020 at 9:11 PM | Reply

      No, we do not. People protested in the first place because the police murdered a man in cold blood, and that is what police have been doing to black Americans for many years. More out of control policing is NOT what is needed.

    • Alexandra McLean | July 1, 2020 at 9:14 PM | Reply

      The second comment was for “roja” I think, the all caps “we need this here” guy.

    • Christy Cupp | July 1, 2020 at 10:52 PM | Reply

      @Rojo I got a better idea, you just move to China instead. America and you would both be happy…win,win

  2. No coincidence that this is happening on the same day Putin has thrown what was left of Russia’s fledgling democracy in the trash.
    Dark forces taking advantage of dark times.

  3. Well they wasted no time at all.
    Protester = Terrorist there now LUL

  4. MrWangMichael | July 1, 2020 at 12:45 PM | Reply

    Highlight of the law:
    “This law apply to non- Hong Kong permanent residents who violate this law outside Hong Kong” – Hong Kong Security Law, Ch.3- 38
    i.e., even you are a US citizen, never been to Hong Kong, and support Hong Kong in various ways, you will violate the law.
    “The law also apply to the area in ships/planes that are registered in Hong Kong” – Hong Kong Security Law, Ch.3- 36

    • MrWangMichael | July 1, 2020 at 4:13 PM | Reply

      ​@Gintoki S Guess what, “53 UN members express support for new security law” in UN Human Rights Council (7/1/2020).

    • Camilo Gael | July 1, 2020 at 9:38 PM | Reply

      Wait…. does that mean that if for example I’m flying from Los Angeles to Sydney but the plane is registered in Hong Kong and I’m idk wearing a shirt that says Free Hong Kong I can get arrested? Lol

  5. George Deaye | July 1, 2020 at 12:51 PM | Reply

    2020 july is already starting with another protest

  6. Yeah, do y’all remember those protests????… ya know, the ones that were happening until one weekend a virus had them on lockdown…. crazy…

    • EXACTLY!!!

    • Honesty Crystallizes | July 1, 2020 at 9:47 PM | Reply

      @B Dub omg, i know!!! I thought i was the only one that noticed that the virus “happened” to appear right after hong kong citizens started to actually WIN the fight against mainland china, strange………………….

  7. You know I wouldn’t be surprised if the world ended on December 31 this year.

  8. Sharon Padilla | July 1, 2020 at 1:04 PM | Reply

    ” The Whole World Is Out Of Control ”
    There’s so much hate, corruption, racism, viruses, pain, hurt. Sometimes it feels as if Nothing Will Change” our World Is Crumbling Right beneath Our Feet. #USA🇺🇸💔👥🌎🙏

  9. “Our historic commitment to the people of Hong Kong.” Oh that famous British humor.

    • @nevarran I hope you are just joking..!!
      Sorry for your misconception of “National Security Law” in HK that executed by China Govt. I am a Chinese, and was born in HK. You may criticise your govt as long as not trying to have HK to be independent, or helping foreign powers to intervene HK’s politics issues … & Etc. Then it should be fine.
      China govt just tried to stop all kinds of violence and terrorism in HK, due to whatever happened in HK last year.
      US, Britain has similar law as well. HK is part of China, China govt is definitely authorized to execute the law in HK under 1 country 2 systems.

    • S McGuinness | July 1, 2020 at 6:52 PM | Reply

      @kce #Beijing #fakenews 😂 yes I’m sure the UK was expecting the Communists Regime to do this 😂😂

    • Steven Gaynor | July 1, 2020 at 7:52 PM | Reply

      @kce What’s wrong with HK independence? USA won independence from UK. Vietnam won independence from France. Argentina won independence from Spain. HK could win independence from China. They just need to win a fight.

    • Bill Williams | July 1, 2020 at 9:38 PM | Reply

      The difference is in the system of government. The US uses an electoral college system, in China they use a socialist system. In US, the protesters are the smarter guys and the country is led by the dumber. In China, it’s the dumber who protest and lead by the most capable. In US, no improvement until there are protests, in China, many improvements until there is a protest.
      e.g. In 2018, HK was ranked 3rd for human freedom by Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute, and the Liberales Institut at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. The US was ranked 17.
      After the protest in 2019, HK’s ranking collapsed.
      As such, please do not think the protesters in HK are doing right, they are destroying HK.

    • Norn iron next
      TAL 32 🇮🇪

  10. Robert Bierwirth | July 1, 2020 at 1:09 PM | Reply

    When will China make the move on Taiwan? This is just a test on Western Reaction- or lack thereof? 🤔

  11. All those people will never be seen again. The Chinese version of the KGB going to make them disappear.

    • Elite Otaku | July 1, 2020 at 6:25 PM | Reply

      they sell their organs on the black market, check the documentry chinese organ market

    • @Joshua Allen pls tell me you are a troll… There is a problem in the US but there is also a problem in HK which is more drastic is up to you. But please don’t conflate what’s happening in the states with that in HK.

    • It's not me, It's you | July 1, 2020 at 8:42 PM | Reply

      @Die Me Laugh chinese arent supposed to be in YT. Why are you here?

    • @Joshua Allen There have been numerous cases of HK policemen using their 357 magnum revolvers to shoot and kill protesters.

    • Honesty Crystallizes | July 1, 2020 at 9:46 PM | Reply

      which is why they need to find refuge in the U.K.

  12. Mark Eugene | July 1, 2020 at 1:15 PM | Reply

    The… *new law*

    What’s the new law?

    *A new law*

    • Space Cadet | July 1, 2020 at 2:36 PM | Reply

      Basic Law 23. It’s been there since the hand over. It was just never fully pass.

    • The law came into effect at 23:00 local time on 30 June, an hour before the 23rd anniversary of the city’s handover to China from British rule.

      It gives Beijing powers to shape life in Hong Kong it has never had before. Critics say it effectively curtails protest and freedom of speech – China has said it will return stability.

      The new law’s key provisions include that:

      Crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces are punishable by a maximum sentence of life in prison
      Damaging public transport facilities can be considered terrorism
      Those found guilty will not be allowed to stand for public office
      Companies can be fined if convicted under the law
      Beijing will establish a new security office in Hong Kong, with its own law enforcement personnel – neither of which would come under the local authority’s jurisdiction
      This office can send some cases to be tried in mainland China – but Beijing has said it will only have that power over a “tiny number” of cases
      In addition, Hong Kong will have to establish its own national security commission to enforce the laws, with a Beijing-appointed adviser
      Hong Kong’s chief executive will have the power to appoint judges to hear national security cases, raising fears about judicial autonomy
      Importantly, Beijing will have power over how the law should be interpreted, not any Hong Kong judicial or policy body. If the law conflicts with any Hong Kong law, the Beijing law takes priority
      Some trials will be heard behind closed doors.
      People suspected of breaking the law can be wire-tapped and put under surveillance
      Management of foreign non-governmental organisations and news agencies will be strengthened
      The law will also apply to non-permanent residents and people “from outside [Hong Kong]… who are not permanent residents of Hong Kong

    • A Prodigy album.

    • Die Me Laugh | July 1, 2020 at 6:07 PM | Reply


    • A new law can arrest u without anything

  13. Tinman Chroniclez | July 1, 2020 at 1:20 PM | Reply

    I have always said it, we are at a favorable time for dictators.

  14. Todd Bollinger | July 1, 2020 at 1:30 PM | Reply

    Squashing democracy on live television.

  15. Here in USA, we protest against wearing a mask.

    • It's not me, It's you | July 1, 2020 at 8:40 PM | Reply

      You dont have a clue how to protest. Its just an excuse to be a** holes.

    • ​@Shawn Corbin What an arrogant and selfish comment. Didnt you hear what Fauci just said earlier today? He is expecting 100.000 new cases PER DAY, already today it increased with new cases from 40.000 per day to 48.000 per day, the increase is 8000+ per day and its increasing exponentially!
      You guys are in for real trouble in the US, but you as an individual doesnt seem to care, as long as you get your freedom to choose, becuse you are young and healthy it doesnt affect you right? You cant seem to think further then outside your own sphere, that is the american way, everyone for himself.
      It doesnt matter if your old relatives die in their bed, as long as you can get your fucking freedom to choose. Yeah america the land of the free.
      Shame on you Shawn. Come back here in a couple of months and rethink your comment when there are millions dead in the United States.

    • sayyestofairness | July 1, 2020 at 9:53 PM | Reply

      Well, the HK protesters are the equivalent to protests in the USA against wearing a mask. If you want a protest that could REALLY make an impact on democracy, Black Lives Matter is it.

    • sayyestofairness | July 1, 2020 at 9:54 PM | Reply

      @Shawn Corbin It’s about wearing masks, no matter how much you deny it.

    • @Shawn Corbin amid a pandemic, wearing a mask is evil while not wearing a mask is good? Why don’t you just say protecting lives is evil while making more people sick and died is good?

  16. “According to international treaties, China is supposed to…” Your fist mistake was assuming China abided by international treaties.

  17. Jordan Stopper | July 1, 2020 at 3:10 PM | Reply

    Imagine getting life in prison for holding up a freedom sign

    • @Valdemar Herald lol treason?…..expressing discontent to the government is treason?… can you came up with that conclusion?….

      Can you give me anyone in the US detain to a concentration camp just because of expressing themselves?….

    • @Valdemar Herald treason?….treason on the oppressive regime?….lol is that you Kim Jong Un or Xi Jing Ping?….

    • Ewarton Charlton | July 1, 2020 at 9:59 PM | Reply

      Sorry what? Who is going to jail for life?
      Do you even know what’s in this law?

    • Ewarton Charlton | July 1, 2020 at 9:59 PM | Reply

      White Wolf US is definitely a racist imperialist regime… You sound clueless

    • @Valdemar Herald There is a very real and public Texas succession movement that’d like to see Texas separate from the US. There are groups in California who wish to separate their state from the US as well, particularly vocal after the last presidential election. None of the individuals expressing these beliefs have ever been arrested, unlike those in HK. You have a severe misunderstanding of the US constitution and the 1st amendment.

  18. 2020 is going to be it’s own history book/class. What a dumpster fire of a year.

  19. The HK police are lawless.

  20. losting3700 | July 1, 2020 at 6:01 PM | Reply

    10% footage from July 1, 90% footage is from long time ago. Just look at if they wears masks or not.

    • The epidemic is largely under control in Hong Kong, with a typical day seeing 0 local transmissions. It’s not necessarily true that people without masks means the video is old. It surprises even myself to say, Hong Kong is actually able to do some things very well.

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