Police conduct dispersal operation in Sham Shui Po

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     At around 10pm today (August 24), protestors gathered and set up barricades on Yen Chow Street, Sham Shui Po, paralysing traffic. Some violent protestors had arguments and scuffles with others.

     Having given repeated warnings to the protestors in vain, Police officers will soon conduct a dispersal operation.

     Residents of the area are advised to stay tuned to the latest situation and if necessary, keep their windows shut and stay indoors.

     The report room services of the Sham Shui Po Police Station are temporarily suspended. In case of emergency, please dial 999.




Police conduct dispersal operation in Wong Tai Sin

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     A large groups of violent protestors continue to block Lung Cheung Road, Wong Tai Sin, aim laser beams at Police officers and hurl bricks at the Police cordon lines. Such acts pose a serious threat to the citizens and officers on the scene.

     Having given repeated warnings to the protestors in vain, Police officers have deployed tear gas and minimum force to disperse the protestors.

     Police appeal to everyone on site to leave immediately and strongly condemn all violent acts of the protestors.

     Residents of the area are advised to stay tuned to the latest situation and if necessary, keep their windows shut and stay indoors.




Protestors blocked roads in Lung Cheung Road, Wong Tai Sin

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     At around 8pm tonight (August 24), protestors set up barricades on Lung Cheung Road, Wong Tai Sin, paralysing traffic and obstructing emergency services. Some violent protestors dug up bricks from pavements.
      
     The report room services of Wong Tai Sin Division Police Station are now temporarily suspended. Police appeal to members of the public not to obstruct emergency vehicles access so as to avoid affecting the emergency services provided to the public. In case of emergency, please call 999.
      
     Police warn the protestors concerned to stop all illegal acts and leave immediately. Police strongly condemn all violent acts of the protestors.




Early closure of some LCSD facilities in Tsuen Wan District tomorrow

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) announced today (August 24) that in light of possible mass gathering activities in Tsuen Wan District tomorrow (August 25), the tennis courts of Tsuen Wan Park, Tsuen Wan Riviera Park and Sha Tsui Road Playground, Tsuen Wan Sports Centre, Yeung Uk Road Sports Centre, Wai Tsuen Sports Centre, Tsuen King Circuit Sports Centre, Tsuen Wan Town Hall and Tsuen Wan Public Library will be closed at 2pm tomorrow. Subject to the situation in the vicinity, more cultural and leisure facilities in the same district and any other districts which may be affected will also be closed early and at short notice to ensure the safety of venue users. Members of the public who plan to go to those venues are advised to contact the venues concerned in advance.




Victoria Park Swimming Pool temporarily closed

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     Here is an item of interest to swimmers.

     The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced today (August 24) that Victoria Park Swimming Pool in Wan Chai District has been temporarily closed for cleaning and superchlorination following the discovery of a small amount of faeces in the pool.

     It will be reopened at 6.30am tomorrow.

     The department appeals to swimmers to be considerate and to keep the swimming pools clean. They are advised not to swim after a full meal and should use the toilet facilities if necessary before swimming.