Protesters stormed Hong Kong’s Legislative Council building
on Monday during a celebration marking the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from
British to Chinese control. The protesters overturned barriers, shattered glass
doors, and dismantled part of the metal wall that forms the building’s façade.
Throughout the demonstration, riot police waited inside the building, promising
to arrest anyone who entered and using batons and pepper spray on protesters, according to NPR and
In the latest in a string of protests, thousands of people
took to the streets, mostly marching peacefully in public spaces. Police
redirected protesters who attempted to march toward the celebration venue, where
officials were planning a ceremonial flag-raising. Given the civil unrest, most
of the ceremony was moved indoors and televised instead.
The protests against increased Chinese involvement in Hong Kong
continued into the night, with marchers holding their cell phones aloft to
light their way.
From a security standpoint, learn more about preparing for protests
in this Security Management article, as well as a list of tips for employees to stay safe during or near demonstrations.