Three organizations plan to apply for permission to march on July 1
Representatives of League of Social Democrats, TSW Connection and Save Lantau Alliance talked with the police at the North Point Police Station this noon, discussing the possibility of holding the July 1 rally.
Eddie Tse Sai-kit of the Save Lantau Alliance said the organizers would urge citizens to keep their social distance as the force was concerned about the anti-epidemic arrangement and traffic flow control during the rally.
Tse said they have basically satisfied the police’s queries, thus having a reasonable expectation that the police will issue a letter of no objection and they would file an appeal if the application was rejected.
Tse expected around 10,000 people to participate in the rally, which begins at Victoria Park and ends at the Central Government Offices. Some of the demands of the rally include freeing political prisoners, fighting against political oppression and defending the right to freedom of expression.
Civil Human Rights Front, the organizer of the annual July 1 protests, announced earlier this month that they will not apply for a rally this year - or next year - as it has "completed" its historical mission.