24 May 2020

Thousands march in Hong Kong to protest new China security law

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Unrest has returned to the streets of Hong Kong for the first time since the spread of coronavirus.

Thousands of protesters marched through the city in opposition to China’s plan to impose a new security law on the territory.

Speaking to Channel 4 News, Hong Kong’s veteran pro-democracy politican, Martin Lee, has challenged Britain to stand up to China over its failure to abide by their joint agreement.

The 1997 agreement promised a high-degree of autonomy to Hong Kong for 50 years, under the principle of ‘one country, two systems.’

Protesters say that is now in jeopardy.