Popular protest spot Civic Square closed for security works, public access limited

Cheung Chi-fai and Jeffie Lam | 17 July 2014 | SCMP

A three-metre-high fence is being built outside the government’s headquarters amid security fears after several mass protests.

Critics attacked the measure, saying it undermined the right to freedom of assembly. The fence will block what used to be free access to the forecourt, or “Civic Square” as protesters call it, in front of the east-wing entrance to the Tamar site in Admiralty.

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