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Defiance and fear as Hong Kong settles into new normal after China-backed law takes hold

Hong Kong (CNN)If Beijing thought a new national security law would guarantee a quiet birthday for Hong Kong, it was mistaken. As the city marked 23 years of Chinese rule Wednesday, and less than 24 hours under the new reality of the national security law -- which criminalizes secession, subversion, terrorism, and collusion with foreign forces -- thousands of people defied a police ban to take to the streets. While they were nowhere near the size of previous July 1 protests, there was disruption and disorder in at least four districts, tying up thousands of police officers and causing traffic chaos. Police said around 370 people were arrested Wednesday, including 10 people under the new...


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