Hong Kong Police Force clash with protesters at different malls across Hong Kong amid a visit by Chief Executive Carrie Lam to Beijing. Riot police use pepper spray to disperse crowds as a result.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for civil servants, healthcare workers, care home employees and school teachers. Otherwise, these people would have to pay for regular testing. Currently, only 36% of people in Hong Kong are fully vaccinated whereas 46% of people have received at least one dose.
After police shoot a protester with live ammunition, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam speaks out and labels the protesters as "selfish" for "paralyzing" the city and urges all students not to take part in protests.
Carrie Lam is sworn in as the first female Chief Executive of Hong Kong by Chinese Communist Party general secretary Xi Jinping amid protests against the 20th anniversary of the transfer of sovereignty to China.