MTR Exhibition Centre Station closed since morning, West Kowloon Station heavily guarded by police, drones banned in Victoria Harbour and several cities in Guangdong Province

Picture credit: Hong Kong Police

30th June 2022 – (Hong Kong) The 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland and the inauguration ceremony of the 6th government will be held tomorrow. The police has set up security arrangements in the event that President Xi Jinping may come to Hong Kong to attend the event, and set up a core security zone and a security zone at the event location.

The police stepped up patrols around the West Kowloon Station this morning. Many entrances and exits at the adjacent MTR Austin Station are also closed and police officers are on guard. The entrance and exit to the public transport interchange in the station are still available, and a large number of police officers and security guards were spotted nearby. In addition, the MTR Exhibition Centre Station will be closed from this morning and is expected to reopen at 2pm tomorrow.

There were many police cars along Harbour Road.

Meanwhile, several cities in Guangdong Province have recently issued announcements prohibiting drones from flying within the city. Mainland media reported on Thursday that in order to ensure the smooth holding of various activities during major events, Zhuhai City will effectively protect the city, especially the surrounding islands near Hong Kong waters, the Hengqin Guangdong-Macao Deep Cooperation Zone and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. from 12am on Sunday (26th June) to midnight on Saturday (2nd July) , “low, slow and small” flying objects, including drones, are prohibited from flying.

In addition to Zhuhai and Shenzhen, Qingyuan City and Huizhou City also issued notices of no-flying “low, slow and small” flying objects. The implementation date will be from Tuesday (28th June) and Wednesday (29th June) to next Tuesday (5th July) at 12am.