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Hong Kongers struggle with broad scope of national security law

Journalists, pollsters and politicians seek clearer answers on what is forbidden

Hong Kong protesters have taken to raising blank signs in recent days at their demonstrations in reaction to police moves to suppress slogans such as “Liberate Hong Kong.”   © AFP/Jiji

HONG KONG -- Leticia Wong Man-huen, a district councilor in Hong Kong, had planned a small celebration with 50 supporters and staff to mark the completion of renovations of her office with the waning of the coronavirus pandemic.

But just before it was to start last Saturday, about a dozen police officers appeared in front of the office in northeastern Hong Kong. They demanded Wong take down a banner on the wall that bore the message, "Liberate Hong Kong. Revolution of our times."

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