Travel chaos in Hong Kong, protestors disrupt traffic and public transport

Published on : Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The protestors in Hong Kong continue to disrupt traffic and public transport for the second consecutive day. There was yet another day of tear gas and morning travel chaos.



At least four MTR train lines were either running services at reduced frequency or had one station closed. Kwai Fong is mong the closed stations near which an officer drive his motorcycle into protestors yesterday. In Sai Wan Ho a clash took place which culminated in an officer shooting a protestor at point-blank range.



As protestors called for a day of traffic disruptions some schools and universities in Hong Kong remain closed on Tuesday over safety fears.



There are long queues form at stations and many of the territory’s train lines are suspended or delayed as police search passengers.



On early Tuesday Riot police entered several universities, firing tear gas in one to disperse students.


A live bullet by police shot an activist and another man was set on fire by anti government protestors and as of now both are in critical condition in hospital.


The local and international schools across Hong Kong would be closed on Tuesday and some said told parents on text message it was due to safety concerns due to the ongoing protests.


The schools said that the school might be affected by tear gas.



Dozens of local and international schools across Hong Kong said they would be closed on Tuesday.



The city’s daily work force depends on public transport for their daily commute.


There was a city-wide disruption as protestors had called for a day, there were clashes across Hong Kong and police is known to fire tear gas and rubber bullets at protestors.



In response to the protestors throwing bricks, at the Chinese University the police fired rubber bullets and at the Hong Kong Polytechnic the police had fired tear gas at a demonstration.



Due to the unrest several universities had already suspended classes on Monday and more than 260 people were arrested.  This brought the number of arrests to more than 3,000 since the protests started in June.



Ms Lam said that the demonstrators were the enemies of the people. The US had expressed grave concerns over the situation in Hong Kong condemning violence on all sides and calling for restraint.

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