No go for Kwai Fong march

Local | 23 Aug 2019 6:44 pm

Police have have rejected an application for a protest march in Kwai Fong this Sunday, citing proximity to cross border bus terminal and police establishments, RTHK reports. 
But police granted permission for a gathering at Tsuen Wan Park, the end point planned by the organizers.
They had applied to hold a rally at Kwai Fong railway station bus terminal and a subsequent march from there. 
Police said the venue was not suitable for holding a public rally as it is in a busy area with many commuters coming there for the cross-border buses.
The area is also close to the Kwai Chung and Tsuen Wan police stations and the New Territories South Regional Headquarters, they pointed out as reasons to deny the request.
On previous occasions, protesters have ignored police ban and carried on with unsanctioned marches. Last weekend, it was estimated that 1.7 million turned out for a rally at Victoria Park, making it a virtual march as tens of thousands had taken over roads around the venue.

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