HK Consulate warns Thais and visitors about weekend protests

PHOTO: China Daily Kong Kong

The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Hong Kong is warning both Thai residents and visitors not to enter the areas or in the vicinity of protests planned for July 27-28 in Hong Kong.

The announcement was made on their Facebook page yesterday.

According to the announcement, the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Hong Kong had been informed details of the planned protests on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28, as stated below:

• On Saturday 27 July 2019, there will be a protest march from 3 pm from Shui Pin Tsuen playground and ending at the MTR Yuen Long train station.

• On Sunday 28 July 2019, there will be a protest march at 3 pm from the Central Garden Charter to the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park in Sai Ying Pun district.

• Organisers of the protests have said the planned activities would be peaceful.

• The Royal Thai Consulate General in Hong Kong will continue to monitor the situation and report on its Facebook page, the announcement said.

Meanwhile, an estimated 2,500 people staged a demonstration at the Hong Kong International Airport yesterday (Friday). Passengers found their way blocked as they reached the arrival hall, according to a China Daily report. Black-clad protesters, against the extradition bill, were peacefully handing out leaflets to arrival passengers whilst security officials kept them at bay.

SOURCE: The Nation

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