Depriving people of the freedom of assembly and association
Article 27 of the Basic Law: Hong Kong residents shall have freedom of speech, of the press and of publication; freedom of association, of assembly, of procession and of demonstration; and the right and freedom to form and join trade unions, and to strike.
Under international law, the government cannot deprive citizens of peaceful assembly because of “the possibility of violence”. On the contrary, the Government has a duty to take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect protesters from the threat of violence, to ensure that lawfully held assemblies are conducted peacefully and to protect the exercise of the right to peaceful assembly.
List of protests not granted “Notice of No Objection”:
831 Rally organized by Civil Human Rights Front
818 Rally organized by Civil Human Rights Front
817 Restoration of Hung Hom / To Kwa Wan Rally Original Route
811 Sham Shui Po Rally
811 Eastern District Rally
810 Tai Po Rally
810 Wong Tai Sin Rally
804 Western Island Rally
803 Mongkok Rally Encore
728 Sheung Wan Investigate Shooting Rally
727 Restoration of Yuen Long Rally