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Hundreds of people marched in Taiwan's capital on Sunday to demand the release of 12 Hong Kong anti-government protesters who were arrested by mainland Chinese authorities in August.
Britain accuses China of failing to live up to its pledges to maintain freedoms in the special administrative region, while Beijing says London is interfering in its internal affairs.
According to the newly amended National Flag and National Emblem Law, which will take effect on Jan. 1, those who intentionally burn, mutilate, paint, deface or trample the flag and emblem in public will be investigated for criminal responsibility.
Conservative MP Michael Chong said this past week's virtual consular visits to Micahel Kovrig and Michael Spavor should have happened much sooner
The nine are accused of arranging travel for a dozen activists to flee Hong Kong for Taiwan, but the 12 were intercepted by Chinese authorities.
Crowds had gathered on the streets of a popular shopping district and other areas chanting pro-democracy slogans.
As Carrie Lam spoke, groups of officers in riot gear conducted stop-and-search operations along an expected protest marching route.