Protests in Hong Kong- Update
Protests in Hong Kong - Update
The unrest in Hong Kong continued into its tenth week this weekend, with both the geographic footprint and intensity of the demonstrations increasing. Protests have become more tactical and mobile. Police response has increased in intensity as well, with violent clashes breaking out over the weekend. The most notable incidents occurred when police chased demonstrators into subway stations, exposing bystanders to possible injury. Therefore, OGSS strongly recommends travelers to Hong Kong avoid using the subway, including the popular and convenient Airport Express. Travel by taxi or bus is preferred.
Airport demonstrations have been ongoing for the past four days and have caused mass travel disruption, including blanket cancelations of outgoing and incoming flights at certain points in time.
OGSS is monitoring the situation moment to moment and is in daily communication with our university partners on the ground as well as our security information provider. We will continue to update our outbound undergraduate exchange students over the next several days. We are also in communication with graduate program directors administering programs with planned travel to Hong Kong. As of 8/12/19, all programs are still going forward as scheduled.
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