有人高舉寫上「撑自由 反惡法」黃傘；有人高舉一個大型黃氣球；有人作出「五大訴求 缺一不可」手勢；有人舉起「特首言行令我憎」紙牌；有人高叫「光復香港 時代革命」及駡警等口號。警方舉起藍旗最少十幾次，警告市民，呼籲離開。
The National Day March “Don’t forget the Martyrs, Save 12 HK Youths” originally planned by Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) was banned by the police, and the appeal was unsuccessful. Police suggested to the CHRF to implement a “real-name registration” system for marchers for considering a no-objection notice. CHRF convener Jimmy Sham criticized that the police aimed to obtain citizens’ personal information. “They really want to know who are brave enough to participate in the march,” and then go after them, the purpose is chilling. sham said bluntly that the police have now half implemented the “real-name system.” Whenever there is a public event, the police stopped and searched for the citizen’s identity. He believes that it would be impossible for democrats to hold a legal march in the near future.
Starting at 12:30 pm, a large number of people gathered near the Sogo Department Store near East Point Road in Causeway Bay. There were more than 1,000 people at the peak. Over 1,000 police officers and dozens of police vans were deployed nearby, stopped and searched citizens frequently. According to reports, 6,000 police officers were deployed to prevent illegal actions.
At 1:45 pm at East Point Road in Causeway Bay, someone held up the front page of the Apple Daily, showing “Safeguard the children and uphold our conscience.” They were surrounded by a large number of riot police who stopped and check her identity.
Someone held up a yellow umbrella that read “Support Freedom and Oppose Evil Law”; someone carry a large yellow balloon in the air; many made a gesture of “5 Demands, Not One Less”; someone held up a placard that read “Chief Executive’s words and deeds are hateful”; many chanted “Free Hong Kong, Revolution of the Times” and shouted at the police. The police raised the blue warning flag at least a dozen times to warn citizens and ask them to desperse.
The online platform “HK Online” also launched the “October 1 Mid-Autumn Sale”, urging “shopaholics” to wear black or white and visit large shopping malls in 9 districts from 2 pm to 5 pm. The detailed location was announced at 1 pm, including International Finance Centre (IFC) in Central, Quarry Bay’s Cityplaza on Hong Kong Island; Harbour City in Tsimshatsui, APM in Kwun Tong, MOKO in Mong Kok, Telford Shopping Centre in Kowloon Bay, Kowlon; New Town Plaza in Shatin, Supercity inTai Po, and D-Park in Tsuen, New Territories.
There are large number of police officers patrolling IFC Mall in Central, but no public action visible.