Agnes Chow (AP Photo / Vincent Yu)

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June 12, 2021 Hong Kong democracy activist Agnes Chow was released from prison on the second anniversary of the city's major democratic demonstrations, with police in force and protests now almost banned.   

Two thousand agents were deployed after appeals to the population came out on social media to remember, even with demonstrations, the pro-democracy events of two years ago.

The anti-coronavirus gathering ban is still in force, even if the city has registered only three local infections in the last month. 

The national security law imposed by Beijing has led to the arrest or exile of most of the city's democratic leaders. This morning one of them left the prison: Agnes Chow, 24, were waiting for many journalists but she did not comment. He wore a t-shirt decorated with the phrase "You're doing great". 

Chow spent nearly seven months behind bars for participating in a protest outside the city's police headquarters in 2019. Joshua Wong and Ivan Lam were sentenced with her.   

Chow's release comes at a delicate time. Two years ago, on June 12, thousands of protesters surrounded the city's legislative assembly in an attempt to stop the passage of a bill that could have allowed extradition to the opaque judicial system of mainland China. Riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse huge crowds of protesters.