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Hong Kong Protest Alert

Updated 8 November 2019

US Department of State and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Travel

Warnings: As of 8 November 2019, there are travel warnings to Hong Kong.

Multiple reports of planned gatherings, rallies across Hong Kong.


Hong Kong continues towards its 23rd consecutive weekend of protests with several demonstrations and events planned as reported by media. This does not mean that they have been approved by authorities. It is becoming more common for authorities to not approve demonstrations, which makes any events illegal and easier to charge any individuals arrested.

MTR stations continue to experience delays and changes to regular schedules due to protests and the need for repairs from damage from past protests. See LINK for up-to-date station operation announcements.

Friday, November 8 -

  • Commemorative gathering to be held at 8 pm in Tseung Kwan O for student from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology who died from injuries after a fall at Sheung Tak car park last Sunday.

  • Evening student rally in Kwun Tong

  • 3 pm – 9:30 pm – Edinburgh Place in Central event commemorating fall of the Berlin Wall

Saturday, November 9-

6 pm at Tamar Park in Admiralty a prayer gathering in support of those who have been injured during recent protests.

Sunday, November 10 –

  • 10:45 am - a peace memorial gathering at the Cenotaph in Central

  • 1 pm - Reports of various protest activities across eight districts, including Tuen Mun, Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan, Shatin, Tai Po, Mongkok, Causeway Bay, and Tseung Kwan O.

Monday, November 11, 8 am – Tuesday, November 12, 9 am, & then Wednesday, November 13, 7 am – 9 pm –

A 40-hour prayer meeting at Edinburgh Place

Tuesday, November 12 –

Rally outside Kwai Chung Plaza at 7 pm.

This list is not necessarily exhaustive; protests at other times and locations may also occur.

** Any protests that take place without a permit are considered illegal.

Possible Effects:

  • 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

  • Increased risk of violence breaking out between opposing protest groups

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:

  • Remain calm

  • Do not exit your vehicle

  • Call the authorities

  • Emergency Services (police, fire, and medical): 999

  • British Consulate-General at +(825) 2901 3000

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

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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