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31 août 2019 | 02h49 UTC

Hong Kong: MTR service disruptions on Hong Kong Island expected August 31 /update 74

Hong Kong, SAR China Alerte de sécurité

MTR will close Sai Ying Pun station on Hong Kong Island on August 31 as a precaution ahead of possible protest action; police ban September 2 rally in Tsim Sha Tsui

TIMEFRAME expected from 31/8/2019, 12h00 until 4/9/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Hong_Kong). COUNTRY/REGION Hong Kong

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Event

Hong Kong’s MTR announced at 10:00 (local time) on Saturday, August 31, that the Sai Ying Pun station on Hong Kong Island will be closed from 13:30 as a precaution. According to officials, the station will be closed to ensure the safety of passengers and staff ahead of anticipated public activities. Additional disruptions, including station closures and train service adjustments, are possible along the Island Line in the coming hours. It is possible that large crowds with gather in Hong Kong’s downtown area despite a police ban on a rally previously organized by the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF).

On Friday, August 30, police officials banned another rally scheduled for Monday, September 2, in Tsim Sha Tsui. The demonstration was set to coincide with the launch of a two-day strike across the territory at 13:00. Workers from at least 20 different sectors are expected to participate. It is unclear if the police will also ban a rally set to take place at Tamar Park in Admiralty on Monday. 

University and secondary students are also planning to strike on Monday and Tuesday, September 3. Secondary students in Hong Kong Island and Kowloon plan to gather at Edinburgh Place from 10:30 to 17:00 on September 2. University students are also calling for a rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 15:00 until 17:00.

An August 5 general strike in Hong Kong resulted in severe transportation disruptions, including flight and public transportation cancelations, and violent clashes between protesters and police. Although the upcoming strikes and rallies are intended to pass off peacefully, violent clashes are possible. Severe transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence are to be expected throughout Hong Kong.

Context

Protests and mass demonstrations of up to 2 million people have been held in Hong Kong since June 9, in opposition to a controversial bill that would allow authorities in Hong Kong to extradite fugitives wanted in mainland China and other territories. Opponents claim the law would erode freedoms and be used to silence dissent and criticism. The bill has been suspended, though not fully withdrawn. Demonstrations have spread from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon and the New Territories in recent weeks and have also become increasingly violent. On July 21, a group of pro-government men armed with bars and sticks attacked protesters and commuters in Yuen Long, leaving 45 people injured. Activists have also accused the police of using unnecessary force in their attempts to disperse protesters.

Advice

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.

 

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