Updated on: 3 September 2019, 1300 (SGT)
|Event: Expect second day citywide strike against the extradition bill. This strike is being held bycollectively of 21 private business sectors, including from banking sectors. The striking participant will gather at Chater Garden in Central on 3 September. The police have denied the Salisbury Garden rally permission on public safety grounds, while the Tamar Park event has been approved. On 2 September, the strike was held at two separately locations, Salisbury Garden in Tsim Sha Tsui and Tamar Park. In addition to this, further protest by various groups can be observed island wide.|
|Assessment: Thousands of school students boycotted the first day of the new term on 2 September to join a rally at Tamar Park and some other protest locatjons. This remained peaceful, though some protesters briefly occupied Lung Wo Road afterwards. Two other large demonstrations occurred at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Edinburgh Place. Several arrests were made throughout the night of 2 September near Mong Kok police station. |
Protesters aim to continue disrupting public transport services, including the MTR, until 6 September. Delays in MTR services on the Kwun Tong line and Tsuen Wan line was observed on 2 September as protesters blocked train doors. On 3 September, further protests are tentatively planned at North Point (Island line), Lai King (Tsuen Wan and Tung Chung lines) and Kowloon Tong (East Rail and Kwun Tong lines) stations. Travellers and employees are advised to allow extra time to reach work or meeting venue. Plan alternative travel mode and routes. Discuss with the driver to avoid protest area to avoid delays. Flight cancellations are delay can be expected in HKIA. Reconfirm flight schedules with the respective airline or via the airport’s mobile app before setting out. Travellers are advised to re-confirm the flight departure status and allow extra time to check-in as delay in airport operations can be expected.
Travellers and employees are advised are advised to keep updated on the current situation of the ongoing and planned protest locations. This will allow to avoid these location and planned ahead on the travelling routes. Do not join any gathering or protest, and don’t get closer to such protest. Violent clashes between protestors and riot police officers are imminent. Police are using extreme tactics to arrest and disperse the protestors. This will increase the risk of getting severely injured if travellers and employees caught up in the situation. Always vigilant on surrounding, quickly move from the area if inadvertently caught up in a protest or experiencing increasing of Police Officer. Travellers and employees are advised no to wear “black, white, and blue” shirts, as these colours can be mistaken for identity of anti- extradition and pro- government protestors. SRS GSOC will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates.