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Police warn protestors gathering in Mong Kok to leave immediately
Attention duty announcers, radio and TV stations:
Please broadcast the following message as soon as possible and repeat it at suitable intervals:

     At about 6pm today (August 31), protestors gathered and chanted slogans on Nathan Road, Prince Edward, which may constitute the offence of “participating in an unauthorised assembly” under the Public Order Ordinance and relevant offences under the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Group Gathering) Regulation.  Police at scene have repeatedly warned participants to stop gathering and leave.   

     Police are now stepping up patrols and conducting stop-and-searches on suspicious persons in order to prevent and stop crime. Police call upon members of the public to refrain from taking part in unauthorised assemblies and prohibited group gatherings, and to avoid close contact to reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
Ends/Monday, August 31, 2020
Issued at HKT 18:58
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