I feel obliged to make a post about the new reality permeating the Hong Kong society. The National Security Law was announced officially at 11 pm yesterday, just in time before the 23rd Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong SAR. I’m surprised by such a fast adaptation, because very often any changes in the legal system will often be contended with lengthy discussion and implementation taking years in the process.
And there’s the first arrest since the National Security Law according to the Hong Kong Police Force as below.
#BREAKING: A man was arrested for holding a #HKIndependence flag in #CausewayBay, Hong Kong, violating the #NationalSecurityLaw. This is the first arrest made since the law has come into force. pic.twitter.com/C0ezm3SGDm
— Hong Kong Police Force (@hkpoliceforce) July 1, 2020
I am stunned actually, not by the arrest, but the fact that Hong Kong Police Force would use Twitter for posting updates. Apparently it’s their connection to communicate with the worldwide audience. Maybe inspired by Mr. Trump?