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Organisers accept new route for Kwun Tong march

2019-08-19 HKT 19:27
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  • Ventus Lau (right) says he expects 4,000 protesters to take part in the event on Sunday. Photo: RTHK
    Ventus Lau (right) says he expects 4,000 protesters to take part in the event on Sunday. Photo: RTHK
Organisers of a planned anti-government protest in Kwun Tong this Sunday have accepted a change in route suggested by police and said the march will now go ahead.

The protest apart from pressing authorities to accept demands of the anti-extradition bill protesters, also want to raise people's awareness of new ‘smart lamp posts’ in the district, which they suspect are fitted with facial recognition technology.

Organisers had originally proposed to start the march from Tsun Yip Street playground and end near Kwun Tong swimming pool.

But the police have rejected the end point over safety reasons, and suggested protesters to walk along Hoi Bun Road to Kowloon Bay.

The organisers said they decided to accept the route as many of the new smart lamp posts are on Hoi Bun Road and that will help them highlight that issue.

One organiser, Ventus Lau, said he expects 4,000 protesters to join the march, which is scheduled to start at 1pm and end at 4pm.