50000 protesters, according to the organiser Civil Human Rights Front, took part in a rally , from the grass area of the Victoria Park to the headquarter of the Government , on the anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China on 1st July 2018.
The Beijing and Hong Kong governments are trying to give increasing suppression to this annual event.
Pro-Beijing Hong Kong newspaper Ta Kung Pao called for the rally to be outlawed in the editorial.
For the second year, the usual assembly point for the July 1 rally , football pitches of the Victoria Park , is being given to the proBeijing camp to organise events to celebrate the handover.
Moreover , police rejected the Civil Human Rights Front's request for people to join along the route, warning that they could be arrested for unlawful assembly for doing so.
People requested for ending one party dictatorship and refusal of the deterioration of Hong Kong. Other also asked for release of Liu Xia, equal opportunity for minority group and LGBT, justise of land usage and development.
約五萬人参與民陣於2018年7月1日舉行的遊行，今年是康文署連續第二年將七一遊行以往的慣常起点一一維園足球場批與親北京的團體舉行慶祝回歸活動 , 而警方則要求民陣於維園草地出發, 之前更警告如果中途加入可能會被視為非法集結。另外親北京的大公報亦認為七一遊行違法違憲。
不少市民都是中途加入, 沿途要求結束一黨專政, 拒絕香港沈淪, 亦有市民要求釋放劉霞, 爭取同志平權, 爭取少數族裔權益, 及土地運用的公義。