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Hong kong protest alert

10 June 2019

Situation: Massive protests (organizers say more than 1 million people) Sunday against highly contentious proposed changes to extradition laws broke out in Hong Kong. Rallies of solidarity were reported in 29 cities around the world. Clashes broke out Sunday night and into the early morning hours between protesters and police.

The proposed changes would allow transfer of fugitives to more jurisdictions, most notably mainland China. Hong Kong government plans on moving ahead with a second reading of the law in Legislative Council on 12 June.

Activist groups are calling for strikes, a boycott of classes & protests on Wednesday, June 12 during that second reading.

Possible Effects:

  • Disrupted modes of transportation

  • Increases in traffic, especially near protest sites

  • Roads blocked by protestors with little to no notice

  • Protests which have the possibility of turning violent, especially after dark

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Avoid all protests, demonstrations, and large crowds, which have the possibility of turning violent

  • If you are caught in a blockade:

  • Remain calm

  • Do not exit your vehicle

  • Call the authorities if necessary: Emergency Services (police, fire, and medical): 999. U.S. Consulate General at +(825) 2523-9011

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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