Hong Kong activists shut down protest groups after China passes security law

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Campaigners fear ‘disturbing’ legislation aimed at quashing protests will target them

Hong Kong activists have deleted social media profiles and closed down campaign groups after Beijing passed a new security law for the territory that many fear could land them in jail.

The standing committee of the National People’s Congress approved the measure on Tuesday morning and it will be enacted in Hong Kong on Wednesday, on the 23rd anniversary of its return to Chinese rule.

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