[2019-2021] Hong Kong Protests: Behind the Front Lines
From 2019-2020, Hong Kong was overtaken by citywide protests, also known as the Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement. Triggered by the introduction of a Fugitive Offenders amendment bill on extradition by the Hong Kong government, a deeper fear of the diminishing Hong Kong identity and tensions between Hong Kong and Mainland China ran strong.
On June 30, 2020, a National Security Law was unilaterally introduced to put an end to the protests. Composed of 99 articles, it redefines acts of subversion, secession, terrorism, and foreign interference with punishment up to life imprisonment.
Paired with the rise of COVID-19, the streets have been quiet ever since.