Hong Kong protests: Civil Human Rights Front's planned September 15 march banned

Hong Kong protests: Civil Human Rights Front's planned September 15 march banned

The group received a letter of objection from the police regarding Sunday's demonstration

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Previous banning of protests did not stop protesters from protesting in defiance of police bans.
Photo: May Tse/SCMP

The Civil Human Rights Front have received a letter of objection, stopping them from organising a planned march from Lockhart Road to Chater Gardens on Sunday afternoon.

The plan was to gather at points in Causeway Bay at Lockhart Road, East Point Road and Great George Street, then walk to Central, passing through Wan Chai and Admiralty. Before security measures were increased recently at the Central Government Offices, most protests applied to end there, as it is seen as a symbolic route.

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The Front, which organised two previous million-man marches, have been denied permission to march multiple times by the police. This includes August 18, when a march was banned but a gathering was allowed; that turned into an unplanned march. Their planned August 31 march was also banned; it was scheduled for the fifth annivsary of the decision by the Chinese government to limit candidates running in the Chief Excutive election, which sparked the Umbrella Movement in 2014.

The police cited public safety and public order as the reasons behind the ban.

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