Stories about Hong Kong (China) from June, 2020
July 1 is a day of destiny for a city that China is determined to bring under its full control.
Pro-protest mainlanders get doxxed by hostile internet users at home and sometimes face discrimination in their adopted city.
Around a third of the 612 rioters currently awaiting trial are younger than 20, while at least 14 are under 16-years-old.
From last year's two million protest to today's "yellow economic circle", local resistance has taken many shapes.
"It has been a year since you left us. I remember that you were the first person who said the Five Demands."
The pretext for the ban this year is coronavirus, but an incoming national security law will likely make the three-decade-old vigil illegal.