The University of Hong Kong is set to reopen after a 12 day blockade. During a briefing Friday, authorities said they arrested more than 1,300 people who they say were a part of anti-government protests.
China has strongly condemned the U.S. Senate’s legislation supporting human rights for Hong Kong protesters. In a statement Wednesday, Beijing’s foreign ministry stated China “resolutely opposes” the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. The Chinese ministry called it a blatant interference in China’s internal affairs.
Hong Kong’s high court ruled its controversial mask ban is unconstitutional as violent protests continue to escalate. The court made the ruling Monday, saying the rule infringed on citizen’s fundamental rights.