An appeal board has rejected an application for a rally in Tsim Sha Tsui on Monday that was due to coincide with a city-wide strike and class boycott.
The Appeal Board on Public Meetings and Processions on Sunday said it accepted the police's argument that the rally would pose a threat to order and affect the rights of other people.
It said members were also concerned about what would happen after the rally, and the fact that the venue, Salisbury Garden, was uneven and could only hold 300 people. Lawyers for the organisers argued that denying people the right to protest peacefully could lead to escalation.
Rallies in Tamar Park in Admiralty on Monday and Tuesday have been given the go-ahead by police.
Last updated: 2019-09-01 HKT 12:02