Thousands of Hongkongers marched on New Year Day to protest against a series of “political suppression” by the Hong Kong government. “We have many sub-issues today, because the government has been suppressing civil society and attacking various civil rights and even the three branches of powers,” Sammy Ip, spokesperson of the rally organiser Civil Human Rights Front, told the press on Monday (Jan. 1). “This is a very urgent situation. We are not even fighting for any right anymore; over the last year, we have gone through many defeats and we have very little left.” Protesters marched from Causeway Bay to Civic Square, a protest zone outside government headquarters in Admiralty. The Front said around 10,000 people attended the rally, while police said around 6,200 took park in the event.
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