A police decision to withhold approval for a march and rally on Hong Kong Island for Tuesday, in the mould of the August 18 event pictured, has been upheld on appeal. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong protests: Civil Human Rights Front loses appeal against police ban of National Day march

  • Appeal board upholds police decision not to approve October 1 protests on Hong Kong Island, citing violence at previous marches
  • Organisers of mass protests say ‘heartbreaking’ decision forces them to call off the events, and urge those who defy ban to stay safe
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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A police decision to withhold approval for a march and rally on Hong Kong Island for Tuesday, in the mould of the August 18 event pictured, has been upheld on appeal. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Hong Kong has been rocked by protests since June, sparked by the now-withdrawn extradition bill. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Protesters make plans to ‘mourn’ National Day with marches, legally approved or not

  • Civil Human Rights Front, organiser of previous mammoth marches, seeks police letter of no objection for Saturday rally and Tuesday march
  • Users on online forum call for protest action in Kowloon, as well as road blockades, Sha Tin race disruption and targeting of airport
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Hong Kong has been rocked by protests since June, sparked by the now-withdrawn extradition bill. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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