Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau (11 June 2021)


Causeway Bay
Mong Kok
Yuen Long
Kwun Tong
Central Government Offices
Wan Chai
Sha Tin
Various other locations throughout Hong Kong


On Saturday, June 12 media report the Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) plans to deploy thousands of officers to prevent unlawful gatherings following the city-wide ban on unauthorized assemblies related to the second-year anniversary of the start of the 2019 anti-government protests. The HKPF are expected to arrest anyone in violation of the citywide assembly ban.

The U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau advises U.S. citizens to avoid the areas of Causeway Bay and Mong Kok on Saturday from 7:00 p.m. to midnight and to exercise caution when approaching large gatherings or demonstrations anywhere in the city.

This list is not necessarily exhaustive; protests at other times and locations may also occur. Protests that take place without a permit are considered illegal.

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 or any large gatherings.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Avoid taking photographs of protesters or police without permission.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep a low profile.