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Hong Kong police ban pro-democracy march, citing Covid-19 measures


Hong Kong police have banned an upcoming pro-democracy march citing the extension of the coronavirus social gathering measures.

The march was set to take place at 2 pm on Sunday, with crowds expected to gather near the Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui before making their way to Mong Kok. The organisers announced on Telegram on Wednesday that the police had rejected their letter of no objection application on the grounds that group gatherings have been restricted.

A protest in Tsim Sha Tsui last year. File Photo: May James/HKFP.

The government imposed social distancing rules in March in a bid to curb the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected 1,040 people in the city. Hong Kong has not recorded any local infection for more than two weeks.

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