On 6 December 2019, the U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau issued a Demonstration Alert, which reads in part as follows:
- Hong Kong Island
- New Territories
- Hong Kong International Airport
- Hong Kong Transit Systems
- Hong Kong Shopping Malls
- Hong Kong Higher Education Facilities
- Causeway Bay
- Victoria Park
- Wan Chai
- Chater Garden
- Edinburgh Place
- Tsing Yi Bridge
“Events: On Friday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m., media report there will be a ‘Say No to Gas’ assembly at Edinburgh Place in Central. On Saturday, December 7 at 3:00 p.m., media report protesters intend to disrupt traffic to Hong Kong International Airport at Tsing Yi Bridge. On Sunday, December 8 at 3:00 p.m., media report a ‘World Day for Human Rights’ march will occur from Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to Chater Garden in Central.
“This list is not necessarily exhaustive; protests at other times and locations may also occur. Any protests that take place without a permit are considered illegal.
“Protests are likely to disrupt transportation across Hong Kong. MTR stations can be closed and other transportation options can be cancelled on short notice. Over the past several weeks, some MTR stations have been closed for extended periods of time and the MTR network has closed earlier than usual.”
The full text of the Demonstration Alert is available here.