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.
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:
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
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