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03 Nov 2019 | 04:36 PM UTC

Hong Kong: Knife attack amid protest at Cityplaza mall (Eastern district) leaves four wounded November 3 /update 144

Hong Kong, SAR China News Alert

Knife attack amid protest at Cityplaza mall (Eastern district) leaves four wounded November 3; further protests planned over coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/3/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/9/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Hong_Kong). COUNTRY/REGION Hong Kong, Central, Taikoo Shing, Eastern district

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A man attacked protesters with a knife at Cityplaza mall (Eastern district) on Sunday, November 3, leaving four people wounded. The attacker was reportedly subdued by the crowd before being arrested by police. Further violent clashes between police and protesters were reported on Sunday in the Taikoo Shing suburb where the mall is located. A heightened security presence is expected at Cityplaza mall over the coming hours. 

Activists are calling for a demonstration on Saturday, November 9, to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall. Participants plan to gather at 15:00 at Edinburgh Place (Central), where they will rally while building and eventually tearing down a wall until 21:30.

Demonstrations are expected to continue over the near term and may occur with little warning. Rail disruptions are expected in the coming days and weeks. Up-to-date information on service information and station closures can be found on the MTR website.

A heightened security presence is likely across Hong Kong until the situation fully stabilizes. Severe transportation and business disruptions are to be expected during all periods of protest activity. Clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out.


On September 4, Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill, which would have allowed authorities in Hong Kong to extradite fugitives wanted in mainland China and other territories. The bill sparked mass protests of up to 2 million people throughout Hong Kong since June 9. However, protest actions have continued since the government's announcement, as protesters' demands evolved into a wider pro-democracy movement, calling for government reforms and police accountability over violence.

Demonstrations have spread from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon and the New Territories in recent weeks and have also become increasingly violent. Activists have also accused the police of using unnecessary force in their attempts to disperse protesters.


Individuals in Hong Kong are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests and demonstrations, prepare for associated disruptions to transportation and business, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

Individuals are also advised to avoid wearing black and white colors around protest zones or rallies as they are associated with protesters.


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