New Protests in Hong Kong Against Proposed Security Law

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HONG KONG, HONG KONG - JUNE 09: Protesters march on a street during a rally against the extradition law proposal on June 9, 2019 in Hong Kong China. Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched in Hong Kong in Sunday against a controversial extradition bill that would allow suspected criminals to be sent to mainland China for trial.(Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

Beijing has proposed a security law in Hong Kong that is causing chaos and protest in the independent Chinese city. The law follows months of violent anti-government protests that Beijing warned they would not tolerate. Per one protester in Hong Kong, “People may be criminalized only for words they say or publish opposing the government…we won’t be as naive as to believe that Beijing will simply sit back and do nothing. Things will only get worse here.” Hong Kong leaders are not as worried, with Maria Tam, a Hong Kong law advisor to Chinese government, saying “I’m not worried about anybody being arrested by a police officer from the mainland and then taken back to China for investigation or punishment. It is not, not, not going to happen.”

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