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Hong Kong's mass march organizer disbands under pressure

Civil Human Rights Front is latest pro-democracy group to fold amid security law

Protesters in Hong Kong attend a Civil Human Rights Front demonstration on Jan. 1, 2020, to press for better governance and democratic reforms in the Chinese territory.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- The Civil Human Rights Front, the main organizer of annual July 1 protest marches in Hong Kong, will disband, after the group came under intense pressure from the authorities including the threat of prosecution under the national security law enacted by China.

A CHRF statement issued on Sunday said that member groups in the front had agreed unanimously on Friday night to disband, according to their Facebook.

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