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Police drop opposition to Kwai Fong protest march

2019-08-24 HKT 21:09
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  • Superintendent Natalie Fong appeals to protesters not to do anything violent after the march. Photo: RTHK
    Superintendent Natalie Fong appeals to protesters not to do anything violent after the march. Photo: RTHK
The police have dropped their ban on an anti-government march from Kwai Fong to Tsuen Wan on Sunday, after organisers filed an appeal and agreed to change both the starting point and demonstration route.

The march is now due to start at the Kwai Chung Sports Ground, instead of from a bus terminal in the area, with a rally planned at the finishing point in Tsuen Wan Park.

Superintendent Natalie Fong from the force's New Territories South region said the new starting point would be safer.

She warned protesters not to do anything violent following the rally and also told reporters that she had not been informed of any plans to stop MTR trains from running in the area.

The Leisure and Cultural Services Department said a number of public facilities in Tsuen Wan will be closed from 2pm, including sports centres, the town hall and the public library.

It added that facilities in other districts may also close early depending on the situation.