China passed a new security law that has made the use of “pro-democracy” slogans and mottos comparable to sedition or terrorism. Hong Kong protesters have begun holding up blank white pieces of paper at, often silent, protests. Since the law passing on Tuesday, books by pro-democracy activists have been removed from libraries and bookstores, further infuriating residents of Hong Kong. Activists and campaigners have shut down social media accounts or even fled the city in fear of being arrested on terrorism charges. This law was passed even with retaliation warned from the UK, US and EU.
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