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Protest slogan in violation of security law: Govt

2020-07-02 HKT 22:55
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  • The slogan "Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times" has featured prominently in the protests that began last year. File Photo: Shutterstock
    The slogan "Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times" has featured prominently in the protests that began last year. File Photo: Shutterstock
The government says the protest slogan "Liberate Hong Kong, Revolution of Our Times" is in violation of the new national security law, because it carries secessionist or subversive intent.

The statement on Thursday evening came after demonstrators displayed items featuring the slogan during the July First protests, after the new law took effect.

In a statement, the government says the slogan now carries a Hong Kong independence message, or strives to separate Hong Kong from the People's Republic of China and change the SAR's legal status.

It also says the slogan may also imply subversion of state power.

The government condemned acts that challenge the country's sovereignty and integrity, and urged people not to take part in them.
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Last updated: 2020-07-02 HKT 23:05