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Hong Kong police ban annual Labour Day protest despite organiser's social distancing pledge

Police have banned Hong Kong’s annual May Day rally citing public health concerns in light of the coronavirus outbreak.

In a press release on Friday, the force voiced objection to next Friday’s Labour Day march organised by the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions application.

Photo: PH Yang.

The group said on Facebook on Wednesday that they were planning to march in favour of workers’ rights whilst respecting social distancing rules enacted to suppress the covid-19 pandemic.

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