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EOS Alerts 11-6-2019

Hong-Kong: Protests Scheduled for 12 June

On 10 June, Chief Executive Carrie Lam pledged to push forward with the controversial extradition bill during a press conference, despite mass protests on 9 June. The Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) has called for additional demonstrations on 12 June, to protest the bill. Several thousand people are expected to attend the protests, which will take place near the Legislative Council Complex in Admiralty from 1000 LT. At least 100 businesses have announced they will close during the demonstration as a precaution. Protests are also expected in Wan Chai and areas to the east of Admiralty. CHRF leader Jimmy Sham has also called for daily protests in front of the Legislative Council Complex. An online petition is also planning an overnight sit-in beginning on 11 June at 2200 LT. Police officers may forcefully disperse protesters during the night.

Transportation disruptions, including crowded public transportation conditions and road closures, and a heightened security presence are expected near protest sites. Business disruptions are possible throughout Hong Kong. Clashes between protesters and security forces, particularly in the evening, cannot be ruled out. Avoid all large gatherings of crowds and plan your travel accordingly.

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