Hong Kong women’s march called off after police meetings: organisers

Hong Kong’s Women Workers’ Association cancelled an authorised protest for women’s rights, citing pressure from the police. The group had received authorisation to hold a demonstration but cancelled abruptly after police asked to meet with them. Police denied pressuring the group, but anyone participating in the protest would have been in violation of unlawful assembly laws, they said. Beijing’s national security law effectively ended public demonstrations and protests in Hong Kong, with group gatherings banned for over two years due to pandemic restrictions.