Author: Huang Weilun Kong Fanxu
2020-05-24 16:49Date of last update: 2020-05-24 16:49
The central government took the initiative to formulate the "Hong Kong version of the National Security Law", aiming at four types of behaviors such as splitting the country and subverting the state power, which caused great controversy in the society. Some netizens today (24th) initiated a march on Hong Kong Island to oppose legislation. The police were closely guarding in many places and used tear gas, water cannon cars to disperse the demonstrators.
In the afternoon, there were no conflicts between Admiralty and Central, but the police had been closely guarded in the area. Queensway must be closed, and the footpath leading to the Legislative Council was no longer accessible. However, there were still about 100 citizens gathered at the overpass connecting Pacific Place in Admiralty, shouting slogans, but the police did not stop inside.
The police intercepted the public on Xia Ying Road. (Photo by Huang Weilun)
Armed Police Admiralty Station
Although there is no conflict between Admiralty and Central, the police has been very tightly armed. The reporter arrived at the Admiralty MTR station at about 3 pm, and there were several riot police on alert at each entrance and exit. In addition, the eastbound and westbound traffic lanes connecting Queensway to Wan Chai have also been closed, with multiple police officers and several police vehicles on alert. The reporter also saw the police intercepting the public on Xia Yingdao.
Afterwards, the reporter once tried to go to the Legislative Council via the overpass connecting the government headquarters and the Admiralty Center. However, the lift of the overpass was closed, and the elevator had also pulled up the blockade line. In addition, the footbridge connecting the Queensway and the Legislative Council has also been closed. The police said that the road should not go to the Legislative Council, and I do not know whether there is still a road leading to the Chief Executive and the Legislative Council.
Although the cloth is tightly guarded in the vicinity, there are still about 100 citizens gathered on the flyover connecting the Queensway and Pacific Place.
About one hundred citizens gathered at the overpass connecting Pacific Tower to Pacific Place and called the slogan. (Photo by Huang Weilun)
The flyover connecting the Queensway and the Legislative Council is closed. (Photo by Huang Weilun)
ifc security is significantly enhanced
As for Central, after the police dispersed in Causeway Bay in the afternoon, someone on the Internet once called a "transition" to the ifc mall in Central. The reporter discovered at 3 pm that the ifc atrium and several main passages have obviously strengthened security. In addition to the security guards stationing, shopping mall staff walked around the shopping mall to observe from time to time.
As of 4 pm, ifc had not seen any demonstrators gather, on the contrary, the number of people going to the shopping malls gradually increased; as for the ifc, there are still many foreign domestic helpers around the area outside Hong Kong station, during the occasional police assault patrol.
Ifc has security guards on all channels. (Photo by Kong Fanxu)
There are still many foreign domestic helpers in Central. (Photo by Kong Fanxu)
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