Hong Kong’s freedom to protest comes back to life… or does it?

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Hong Kong Free Press

Article 27 of the Basic Law of the Hong Kong SAR states that: “Hong Kong residents shall have freedom of speech, of the press and of publication; freedom of association, of assembly, of procession and of demonstration; and the right and freedom to form and join trade unions, and to strike.” Some of these freedoms have been looking a bit battered of late. They are of course all subject to some restrictions in various circumstances, and the right to stage processions and demonstrate has for some years effectively been suspended in the interests of combating Covid. Some suspicious observers will …

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