Two-year anniversary of Hong Kong rally

Two years have passed since Hong Kong was rocked by a large-scale anti-government demonstration which sparked a series of mass protests.

More than 1 million people took to the streets on June 9, 2019 in protest against a bill which would have allowed suspects to be extradited to mainland China. The event led to a string of protests across the territory.

To deal with the protests, China enacted a national security law for Hong Kong that went into effect at the end of June last year.

Politicians and pro-democracy activists who are critical of the government have since been arrested and indicted.

Calls for Hong Kong citizens to join anti-government rallies have almost completely disappeared from social media, with the authorities tightening their control over such events.

On June 4 -- the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators -- Hong Kong police closed off a park where an annual vigil for victims is normally held.

An opinion poll conducted last month by local think tank Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute also showed that 63 percent of respondents were dissatisfied with the government.

Frustrated youths are still taking to the streets, calling for democracy, freedom and the release of detained activists.