Four Hong Kong stations close to head off protest as China frees UK consulate worker
Hong Kong 's rail operator shut down four stations ahead of a planned protes...
Anti-extradition bill protesters hold hands to form a human chain during a rally to call for political reforms at Mongkok, in Hong Kong, China, August 23, 2019. Picture taken August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
The subway stations were closed on one of its lines where a protest was due to be held in Kwun Tong on the Kowloon peninsula. Shops were shut in the station.
Cheng had now returned to Hong Kong, his family said on his Facebook page.
The rail shutdown by the MTR Corporation comes after the rail operator, which runs a network of lines throughout the city, had been criticized in the Chinese state media, including the People’s Daily, the Communist Party mouthpiece, for allowing “rioters” to get away on trains after clashes with police.
“It’s unreasonable that they stop the MTR service ahead of the protest,” said Louis Wong, a protester in the area.
Demonstrators say they are fighting the erosion of the “one country, two systems” arrangement that enshrines a high degree of autonomy for Hong Kong since it was handed back from British to Chinese rule in 1997.
Friday’s protest, which included people shining lights on sidewalks and atop Kowloon’s Lion Rock mountain, followed warnings from Communist Party leaders in Beijing and city leader Carrie Lam to stop the demonstrations and restore order.
Reporting by Anne Marie Roantree, Jessie Pang, Marius Zaharia; writing by James Pomfret; Editing by Nick MacfieRead more: Reuters Top News
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