27 May 2020

Hong Kong police fire pepper pellets at protesters – making hundreds of arrests

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Police in Hong Kong have arrested around 300 people – firing pepper spray to disperse crowds of  pro-democracy protesters as the legislature began debating a bill which would make it illegal to insult or abuse the Chinese national anthem.

Campaigners say the law would restrict freedom of expression – but Beijing claims it’s aimed at protecting the country’s dignity. Our foreign affairs correspondent Jonathan Miller reports.

Plus, our business and global trade correspondent Paul McNamara has more from the newsroom.