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