Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau (2 August 2019)

Demonstration Alert

Location:

  • Hong Kong Island, including but not limited to: Kennedy Town, Sai Wan, Sai Ying Pun, Sheung Wan, Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay
  • Kowloon, including but not limited to: Mong Kok, Tseung Kwan O

Event:
As of August 2, media report possible protests or rallies on Saturday, August 3 in Mong Kok and Victoria Park in Causeway Bay. Media also report possible protests or rallies on Sunday, August 4 in Tseung Kwan O and the Western District of Hong Kong Island.

Over the past two months, protests surrounding proposed changes to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance and the government’s handling of the ensuing protests have increasingly turned confrontational. The events and confrontations have spilled over into other neighborhoods. There may also be other large gatherings at various locations throughout Hong Kong, including the locations above.

Actions to Take:

  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Avoid the areas of the demonstrations.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a low profile.

Assistance: