Updated 12 November 2019
Hong Kong moves into its 23rd consecutive week of protests following one of the most
violent weekends to date. Over 280 protesters were arrested on Monday alone, one
protester was shot with a live round early Monday morning (as of Tuesday he was no
longer in critical condition according to hospital authorities) and a counter-protester was
set on fire after arguing with pro-democracy protesters (he is still in critical condition).
Trends show protests and subsequent government responses becoming more violent each
Over 60 people were injured over the weekend and several universities were closed or
canceled in Monday with 11 in that status on Tuesday as more protests and clashes
between police and protesters erupted across Hong Kong.
According to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, media reports indicate a number of
protests are due to take place throughout Hong Kong the week of 11 November. There is a
scheduled prayer meeting in Edinburgh Place from 0700-2100 on Wednesday, 13
November 2019.Protests at other times and locations may also occur. Any protests that
take place without a permit are considered illegal.
What to Expect:
Protests and demonstrations which are often unplanned and can turn violent
Increase in security personnel
Increased road congestion
Disruptions in transportation services
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.
Follow the advise of the authorities in the area
Make travel changes as you see fit
Confirm flight status before departure to the airport
Enroll in a safe traveler program to receive warnings from your preferred embassy
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