Updated 25 July 2019
Several protests planned over the coming weeks starting tomorrow:
Friday, July 26 – 1 pm to midnight – protests planned at Hong Kong Airport in Terminal 1. Cathay Pacific Airways Flight Attendants union has confirmed participation and other airport staff are likely to join in. Significant affects on air travel to be expected.
Saturday, July 27 - Large protest planned for Yuen Long area - the site of protesters and commuters being attacked last weekend, which sent 45 people to the hospital with injuries. Some reports saying that this protest may continue into Sunday, July 28. Police have banned this protest. It is unclear if the protests will still be held. It is expected to increase the tensions between police and protesters significantly.
Sunday, July 28 – 3 pm – demonstrations to be held in Sheung Wan
Other Dates (details not yet released):
4 Aug – protests planned for western Hong Kong and Tseung Kwan O
10 Aug – Wong Tai Sin and Tai Po
11 Aug – eastern Hong Kong island and Sham Shui Po
17 Aug – Hung Hom and To Kwa Wan
18 Aug – Tsuen Wan and Kwai Tsing
Likelihood of escalations in actions 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
Blockades placed by police beforehand
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:
Do not exit your vehicle
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
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