Hong Kong Protests: Planned demonstrations on Friday may affect your school commute

Members of Telegram are calling for protests across Hong Kong Island and Kowloon, calling for action on their five demands

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Traffic along Des Veoux Road in Central may be affected on Friday morning.

Netizens are calling on the public to stage multiple demonstrations across Hong Kong Island and Kowloon this Friday morning. The demonstrations are part of the anti-government movement, condemning the alleged use of police brutality and the government's inaction in meeting the five key demands

Users of the social media message app, Telegram, have urged others to gather at four different locations at 8am: Chater Garden in Central, Fortress Hill MTR, Kowloon Bay MTR, and Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier.  

Participants will then march from Chater Garden to Sheung Wan; the Lennon Wall outside Fortress Hill MTR to Tai Koo; Kowloon Bay MTR exit A to Kwun Tong; and Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Pier to Mong Kok.

Traffic in major thoroughfares, including Hoi Bun Road in Kwun Tong, Nathan Road in the Yau Tsim Mong district, Des Voeux Rd Central in Central, and King’s Road might be affected.