A small group of demonstrators, some required to wear numbered lanyards, have been allowed to protest a proposed rubbish processing project in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong police keep tight tabs on authorised protest
Hong Kong police have permitted a small protest march under tight restrictions in one of the first demonstrations to be approved since the enactment of a sweeping national security law.
Several dozen demonstrators were required to wear numbered lanyards and were barred from wearing masks as police monitored their march on Sunday against a proposed land reclamation and rubbish processing project.
Participants chanted slogans against the reclamation project as they marched in the rain with banners in the eastern district of Tseung Kwan O, where the project is slated to be built.
Some also criticised the restrictions on their protest, which included a maximum of 100 participants, according to a seven-page letter from police to organisers seen by Reuters.