Police were on alert for public rallies marking Monday’s first anniversary of pro-democracy protests that brought parts of the former British colony to a standstill for 79 days.
A police spokeswoman said additional officers were on call and a contingency plan was in place for any emergencies, but noted that authorities believe “most of the public events will likely be conducted in a peaceful manner.”
Leaders of last year’s protest said they are not looking to re-occupy the streets.
That protests were against government plans to pre-select candidates for the city’s chief executive before elections.
But the demonstrators failed to win any concessions from Beijing.