More than 300 people were arrested by the Hong Kong police on grounds of unauthorized assembly and possession of offensive objects like petrol bombs.
Furthermore, protests intensified in Hong Kong after China introduced another law that would make it a crime to disrespect the Chinese national anthem. Critics fear that these laws violate the 'one, country, two systems' framework since the handover of Hong Kong from the UK to Chinese control in 1997. Moreover, the Chinese government can use these laws to quash dissent, and it could lead to Hong Kongers being prosecuted, even retroactively.
Hundreds of people had gathered on the streets of Hong Kong to protest against these bills, and the Hong Kong police arrested more than 360 people on May 27, including students in their teens and early 20s, most on suspicion of unauthorized assembly and possession of objects such as petrol bombs.