Hong Kong: new protests expected

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:26:53 +0200

ROME, SEPTEMBER 13 - The Hong Kong Tennis Open, scheduled for October 5, has been postponed indefinitely due to protests in the former British colony. The BBC reports this. "In light of the current situation, the event will no longer take place," the Hong Kong Tennis Association and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) said in a statement, explaining that they are working to find a date later than the tournament, which every year attracts "thousands of local and foreign fans", and which in the past hosted tennis players of the caliber of Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams.
The Hong Kong Tennis Open was scheduled at Victoria Park, a vast green space with playgrounds, basketball courts and tennis courts, which has become the meeting point of many of Hong Kong's anti-government marches. And new protests are also scheduled this weekend. The police denied the procession scheduled for Sunday, but it is expected to take place anyway.