More protests and civil unrest are set to rock Hong Kong, starting on Friday at Hong Kong International Airport with a rally expected to last three days.
According to information widely circulated online, protest organizers have called for a “tourist reception by 10,000 protesters” at the Arrival Hall in Terminal 1 at the airport starting from 1pm on Friday.
On Thursday, Washington issued a warning to US citizens to “exercise increased caution” when traveling to Hong Kong as protest organizers announced three days of new demonstrations at the city’s airport.
People joining this gathering have been advised not to vandalize or trespass in the restricted area. No one has filed an application for a Notification of Intention to hold a public meeting or procession under the law. However, police made a public appeal to do so during a police press briefing on Thursday.
On July 26, about 15,000 protesters, many from the aviation sector, staged a sit-in at Hong Kong International Airport in a bid to win international support for the movement against the extradition bill. They also called for an independent inquiry into the alleged excessive use of force by police at recent anti-extradition bill protests.
Other protests have been planned with two marches in Tai Po and Sham Shui Po on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Marchers have applied for letters of no objection from the police. Both marches are scheduled to start at 3pm.
Sham Shui Po, where the police headquarters are located, has become a major site of tense stand-offs and confrontations between protesters and police.