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Travel to Hong Kong still safe – Locsin

 

Hong Kong police stand off with protesters during a demonstration in the Sham Shui Po area. AFP PHOTO

Protesters stand off with police during a demonstration in the Sham Shui Po area in Hong Kong on October 1, 2019, as the city observes the National Day holiday to mark the 70th anniversary of communist China’s founding. AFP PHOTO

IT is still safe to travel to Hong Kong despite the continuing protests there, according to Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr.


“The demonstrations are scheduled and the locations are published ahead,” Locsin said on Twitter.

According to reports received and gathered by the Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong, protests will be held on Oct. 9 at a venue still to be announced, Oct. 10 at Tsim Sha Tsui Police Station, Oct. 12 at the New Town Plaza Shatin, Oct. 13 at Victoria Park and Edinburgh Place, Oct. 14 at Edinburgh Place and Charter Garden, Oct. 16 on the resumption Legislative Council, Oct. 20 at Riverpark Tai Wai to Shatin, Oct. 21 at Yuen Long MTR Station,  Oct. 26 at Tamar Park Admiralty, and on Oct. 31 at Prince Edwin MTR Station.

Protesters run away after police fired tear gas during a demonstration in the Sham Shui Po area in Hong Kong on October 1, 2019, as the city observes the National Day holiday to mark the 70th anniversary of communist China’s founding. – Strife-torn Hong Kong on October 1 marked the 70th anniversary of communist China’s founding with defiant “Day of Grief” protests and fresh clashes with police as pro-democracy activists ignored a ban and took to the streets across the city. (Photo by May JAMES / AFP)

“We expect demonstrations to continue throughout the month,” the consulate said in its advisory over the weekend.

“We urge all our kababayan to not join the demonstrations, stay away from the locations where demonstrations are taking place, and avoid wearing black or white colored upper garments,” it added. BERNADETTE TAMAYO

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Today’s Front Page February 29, 2020

Today’s Front Page February 29, 2020