Protestors obstruct traffic in Central by blocking roads with rubbish bins and miscellaneous objects

     Attention duty announcers, radio and TV stations:

     Please broadcast the following message as soon as possible and repeat it at suitable intervals:

     At around 1pm today (May 27), a crowd of protestors occupied carriageways in the vicinity of Pedder Street, Central. Some protestors blocked roads with rubbish bins, traffic cones and large objects, paralysing the traffic. Both pedestrians and motorists were put in immense danger as they were forced to weave in and out between the obstacles on the roads. During Police’s action, some protestors continued to throw miscellaneous objects onto the roads, showing a blatant disregard for road safety.

     Police are now taking enforcement action and diverting traffic to prevent traffic accidents. Police will restore road safety and order as soon as possible.

Ends/Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Issued at HKT 16:02