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Thais told to keep a distance from Hong Kong protests

Jul 27. 2019
Black-clad protesters against the extradition bill hand out leaflets to arrival passengers at Hong Kong International Airport on July 26, 2019. (PHOTO / CHINA DAILY)
Black-clad protesters against the extradition bill hand out leaflets to arrival passengers at Hong Kong International Airport on July 26, 2019. (PHOTO / CHINA DAILY)
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By The Nation

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The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Hong Kong announced a warning on its Facebook page yesterday, telling both Thai residents and visitors not to enter the areas or in the vicinity of protests planned for July 27-28. 

According to the announcement, the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Hong Kong had been informed details of the planned protests on Saturday 27 July and Sunday 28 July, as stated below: 

-On Saturday 27 July 2019, there will be a protest march from 3 pm from Shui Pin Tsuen playground and ending at the MTR Yuen Long train station. 

-On Sunday 28 July 2019, there will be a protest march at 3 pm from the Central Garden Charter to the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park in Sai Ying Pun district.

Organisers of the protests have said the planned activities would be peaceful. 

The Royal Thai Consulate General in Hong Kong will continue to monitor the situation and report on its Facebook page, the announcement said. 

Meanwhile, an estimated 2,500 people staged a demonstration at the Hong Kong International Airport on Friday. Passengers found their way blocked as they reached the arrival hall, according to a China Daily report.

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