11th July 2019 – (Hong Kong) After the Hong Kong flag was hoisted upside down and at half-staff outside the New Territories South Regional Police Headquarters at 8, Shing Mun Road in Tsuen Wan. Many civilians who passed by Tung Chung Swimming Pool spotted the National Flag of China was hoisted upside down outside the building while the Hong Kong Flag was hoisted correctly at around 9am today.
Leisure and Cultural Services Department admitted the mistake and apologised over the error.
Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) expressed that according to protocol, LCSD staff must only hoist the flags in the presence of another management staff. The management staff was not present this morning due to an emergency and hence the mistake was made.