民陣集會逼爆維園 流水式人潮往金鐘離開 Democracy Rally Floods Victoria Park – Exit Crowd Flows to Admiralty
民陣遊行被禁，集會人士「迫爆」維園，短暫停留之後，由非建制派議員帶領，前往灣仔站、金鐘站，以至中環站，令集會人士可以乘搭港鐵離開。… Continue reading
The Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) originally planned to hold a “Stop Triad and Police Brutality” march today from Victoria Park to Chater Road in Central, but it was opposed by the police. Only a rally in Victoria Park is allowed. CHRF said that at least 300,000 people are expected to participate in the rally and will adopt a “flow control crowd management”. After a short stay in Victoria Park, the participants will follow the crowd to the nearest subway station, as far as Wanchai Station, Admiralty Station and Central Station.
CHRF spokesman Jimmy Sham criticized that the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam’s call on the public to express their demands peacefully and rationally is a lie, “as the police would not approve a peaceful and rational march.” The police tries to squeeze over a million people in the Victoria Park, which can only accommodate about 200,000 people. It is a deliberate act to create confusion. CHRF appeals for “a peaceful, rational and non-violent rally for a day”. Do not fall into a trap with certain ulterior motives.
Massive people lined up to enter Victoria Park, undaunted by amber rainstorm. The nearby streets, including Tin Hau Station and Causeway Bay Station, are flooded. The Police imposed road closures at Hing Fat Street and Great George Street.
In response to the possible closure of the MTR station near Victoria Park by the MTR, people who completed the rally could not leave at the nearest MTR station. The CHRF arranged with pan-Democrat legislators who will lead the exit crowd to Wan Chai Station and Admiralty Station and even to the Central Station, so that they can take the MTR to leave.