Over the last year protesters have waved flags and banners emblazoned with slogans or chanted rallying cries that are now illegal under the new legislation.
Monday’s protest was noticeably quieter.
“This piece of white paper represents white terror,” said 17-year-old student Carrie, using a Chinese term for political persecution.
Over the last few days the Hong Kong government has pulled politically sensitive books from public libraries — ostensibly to evaluate the legality of their content.
One book was by activist Joshua Wong, whose activist group Demosisto announced it was disbanding after the law passed.
Despite the fear and uncertainty surrounding the new laws, traditionally outspoken Hong Kongers are finding creative new ways to voice dissent — including using oblique wordplay that is a feature of Cantonese.