Anti fugitive bill protesters march to West Kowloon express rail stationBusiness | 7 Jul 2019 5:28 pm
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets again on a Sunday to voice their opposition against the now suspended fugitive amendment bill, but, for the first time, they marched from Tsim Sha Tsui to the West Kowloon Express Rail station.
In another first, they also plan to promote their cause to mainland tourists.
The rally started at 3.20pm from Salisbury Garden, which was slightly earlier than the scheduled time of 3.30pm. The protesters arrived outside West Kowloon station at 4.15pm, and opted to stay there instead of dispersing. Unlike in previous demonstrations, only a few of the protesters wore masks during the rally, as the organizer stressed that the protest today would be peaceful. Fearing chaos would erupt at West Kowloon station, MTR Corp Ltd suspended ticket sales for trains at noon. It also closed all exits except one for entry and another for exit point for passengers who already bought tickets earlier.