Hong Kong braced for fresh reform protest outside government headquarters

Police remove bicycles from the encampment. Image credit: South China Morning Post

Hong Kong Transparency Report was quoted on  SCMP’s Sunday cover story on the police’s monitoring of activists’ social media activities.

On another front, police have been monitoring social media on plans to launch what the force fears will be a repeat of Occupy despite repeated denials from organisers. Critics are worried about the impact on free speech.

“With the ongoing arrests of activists for what they say on social media, the police … are creating a general chilling effect on activists’ free speech online,” said Jennifer Zhang, a researcher with the Hong Kong Transparency Report at the University of Hong Kong.

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