Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau (27 September 2019)

Demonstration Alert

Location:

  • Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong International Airport
  • Hong Kong Transit Systems
  • Central
  • Chater Park
  • Edinburgh Place
  • Admiralty
  • Tamar Park
  • Wan Chai
  • Causeway Bay
  • Victoria Park

Event:
On Friday, September 27, media report an assembly at Edinburgh Place in Central at 7:30 p.m. regarding alleged poor treatment of protesters at San Uk Ling Holding Center.

Saturday, September 28, is the fifth anniversary of the start date of the 2014 Occupy Movement. Media report the Civil Human Rights Front has been given permission for a rally commemorating the anniversary at Tamar Park in Admiralty that is set to begin at 7:00 p.m.

On Sunday, September 29, media report a “Global Anti-Totalitarianism March” is planned from 2:30 p.m. from Causeway Bay to Admiralty. The march does not have a permit.

Tuesday, October 1, is China’s National Day holiday. Media report the Civil Human Rights Front has applied for a permit for a march that day at 2:00 p.m. from Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to Chater Park in Central.

These protests might disrupt transportation across Hong Kong.

Since June 2019, large scale and smaller political demonstrations have taken place in various areas of Hong Kong, including MTR stations, shopping malls, and at Hong Kong International Airport. While protests are generally peaceful, they sometimes become violent. We continue to see confrontations between protesters and police, during which police have used a variety of crowd control measures, including the deployment of tear gas, rubber bullets, and water cannons. The protests and confrontations have spilled over into neighborhoods other than those where the police have permitted marches or rallies. These demonstrations, which can take place with little or no notice, are likely to continue.

Actions to Take:.

  • Monitor local media, local transportations sites and apps like MTR Mobile or CitybusNWFB, and the Hong Kong International Airport website 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.

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