Security Message for 2016 LegCo Elections

Hong Kong Elections on September 4, 2016

Hong Kong will be holding its Legislative Council election on Sunday, September 4, 2016, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. While the event is expected to be peaceful, the U.S. Consulate General advises all U.S. citizens to be cognizant of their surroundings, particularly in the event of spontaneous public gatherings.  Demonstrations and other gatherings intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. Take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security, monitor local news sources for updates, and follow instructions of local authorities.


Last modified: September 2, 2016