HOng Kong Protest Alert

Updated 16 July 2019



Situation:

Two protests planned for Wednesday, July 17:

  • Protesters plan on disrupting the annual Hong Kong Book Fair which is being held at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center 17 – 23 July. (Blue book icon on map)

  • Elderly protesters are planning a silent march at 5 pm (local time) from Chater Garden (green walker icon on map) to Tamar Park (red walker icon on map). Exact route not known.





Sunday, July 21 – a mass rally in Admiralty is being organized by Civil Human Rights Front


Sunday, July 28 – demonstrations in To Kaw Wan and Tseung Kwan O. Details still

pending.



Possible Effects:

  • Likelihood of escalations in actions during future protests and demonstrations from both protesters and law enforcement

  • Disrupted modes of transportation

  • Increased presence of law enforcement personnel and an increased willingness to use force against protesters

  • 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

  • Avoid discussing political topics in public or on social media

  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.

  • If you are caught in a blockade:

  1. Remain calm

  2. Do not exit your vehicle

  3. Call the authorities

  • 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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