Police viciously jam cross-harbour traffic by blocking 5 lanes of Western Harbour Crossing before procession
On 8 Dec 2019 noon, a few hours before the “International Human Rights procession” organized by the Civil Human Rights Front, police set up a roadblock near the West Kowloon entrance of the Western Harbour Crossing towards Hong Kong Island to check on passing vehicles, causing a major traffic jam at the scene. It was suspected of suppressing the rally.
At the West Kowloon entrance of the Western Harbour Crossing towards Hong Kong Island, the police set up a roadblock near the Elements (a shopping mall). 5 out of 6 lanes were blocked, leaving only 1 for vehicles to pass through, resulting in traffic queues and congestion on West Kowloon Highway. The roadblocks were erected with ice cream cones, and at least two police cars and two coaches were parked there.
In addition, police also set up roadblocks on the Island Eastern Corridor along the way towards Causeway Bay to check on passing vehicles. A large number of polices guarded the Tai Lam Tunnel interchange and boarded buses for inspection. In Kwong Fuk Estate, Tai Po, plainclothes agents also boarded buses to conduct searches.