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"Sino-British Joint Declaration is VOID," one placard read. "SOS Hong Kong," read another.
"In solidarity against terrorism, all forms of protest in Hong Kong will be suspended on Sept. 11, apart from potential singing and chanting," they said in a statement.
Tens of thousands are expected to march from Victoria Park in the bustling shopping district of Causeway Bay to Wan Chai, after police shortened the route, citing safety cocerns.
The council, the mini-parliament, issued a red alert, ordering the protesters to leave immediately.
Organizers of Monday's anniversary march say they are confident that anger over the city government's failure to withdraw the extradition bill will fuel numbers.
In a statement early on Saturday, police said the acts of the protesters had seriously affected their work including the provision of emergency services to the public.
For the past week, the hymn has been heard almost non-stop at the main protest site, in front of the city's Legislative Council, and at marches and even at tense stand-offs with the police.
A crowd of what organizers said was more than two million protesters, many dressed in black, swarmed over swathes of Hong Kong island on Sunday, chanting for Lam to quit.
"I believe this is the time for her, Carrie Lam the liar, to step down."
Some protesters carried white carnation flowers, while others held banners saying, "Do not shoot, we are HongKongers."
Organisers of Sunday's protest said they hope more than a million people will turn up for the rally, similar to numbers they estimated for a demonstration against the proposed extradition bill.
Protests around the city's legislature on Wednesday forced the postponement of debate on the extradition bill.
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