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LIST: Consulate urges Filipinos in Hong Kong to avoid protest areas

/ 05:17 PM August 14, 2019
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A protester throws back a tear gas canister in Hong Kong on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Droves of protesters filled public parks and squares in several Hong Kong districts on Monday in a general strike staged on a weekday to draw more attention to their demands that the semi-autonomous Chinese city’s leader resign.(AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong on Wednesday reminded Filipinos to avoid several areas amid a series of protests taking place there.

Citing reports received by their office, the Consulate said protests would take place on the following dates and areas:

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August 14 – Sham Shui Po
August 15 – Wan Chai Taxation Office
August 17 – Charter Garden, Central to Central Government Offices, Admiralty; Hung Hom Pier to Sung Wong Toi Garden, Kowloon
August 18 – Victoria Park, Causeway Bay to Charter Road, Central
August 19 – “Clean up MTR carriages”
August 25 – Kwai Tiang Theatre, Kwai Chung to Tsuen Wan Park

The Consulate also reminded Filipinos to avoid wearing black or white.

In case of emergency, Filipinos in Hong Kong may contact the Consulate’s hotline at (+852) 9155.4023 for assistance.

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