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Police appeal to public not to take part in, advertise or publicise any unauthorised assemblies
     Police noticed that some people have been spreading messages on the Internet to incite others to take part in unauthorised assemblies at Victoria Park and in Causeway Bay tomorrow (June 4). The Leisure and Cultural Services Department would close part of the Victoria Park including the central lawn, football pitches and basketball courts from 11pm today (June 3).

     It must be reiterated that participating in an unauthorised assembly risks committing offences under the Public Order Ordinance, and on conviction, shall be liable to a maximum penalty of five years' imprisonment. Besides, participating in public gatherings may also breach the Prevention and Control of Disease (Prohibition on Gathering) Regulation (Cap. 599G) regarding prohibited group gatherings.

     With the epidemic persisting, Police appeal to members of the public to refrain from participating in, advertising or publicising any unauthorised assemblies and prohibited gatherings. It should be stressed that any group gatherings taking place during the ongoing pandemic also increase the risk of spreading the virus. Police will deploy adequate manpower in relevant locations tomorrow and take resolute action to enforce the law, including making arrests. The public should not defy the law.
Ends/Friday, June 3, 2022
Issued at HKT 21:04
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