Saudi Arabia’s Consulate in Hong Kong advise Saudis to avoid protest areas

Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Hong Kong called on Saudi nationals there to be vigilant against protests.

Saudi Arabia’s consulate advised Saudis, through its official account on the social networking site, Twitter, not to go to the areas; Causeway Bay, Wanshai, Admir Central after the protesters announced the organization of demonstrations in those areas on Sunday.

Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters set marches in more than twelve districts in Hong Kong on Sunday, despite heavy rains and subway stations being shut down.

The marches on Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula were peaceful, with anti-riot forces watching the marches as standing on the sidewalks of pedestrians.

Hours after the city’s chief executive, Kari Lam, activated emergency powers that have not been used for more than 50 years, masked protesters demonstrated in the streets on Friday, setting fire to metro stations, damaging branches of Chinese banks, and clashing with police.

The railway operator company confirmed that it was unable to open some metro stations on Sunday after the unprecedented closure due to acts of violence last Friday, adding that it needs time to repair damaged facilities and will reduce the operating hours of trains today more than three hours to stop working at nine o’clock in the evening.

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