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High Court Order Obtained to Continue Interim Injunction to Restrain Unlawful and Willful Interfering with Proper Use of Airport

2019/08/23

(HONG KONG, 23 August 2019)  –  Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has obtained a High Court order for the continuation of the interim injunction order granted on 13 August 2019 (“Order”) which restrains persons from unlawfully and wilfully obstructing or interfering with the proper use of Hong Kong International Airport (“Airport”). The Order, as varied, will maintain the status quo until trial or further order of the court.

Any person who neglects to obey or comply with the Order, or any person who assists or incites, aids or abets another in disobeying the Order may be held in contempt of court, and is liable to imprisonment or a fine. Enforcement proceedings may be taken to compel persons to comply with the Order.

Blocking roads connecting to the Airport may constitute acts of unlawfully and wilfully obstructing or interfering with the proper use of the Airport.

Persons are also restrained by the Order from attending or participating in any demonstration or protest or public order event in the Airport other than strictly in compliance with the Order. The Order expressly provides that nothing in the Order shall be construed as authorising any demonstration, protest or public order event contrary to the Public Order Ordinance.

The AA is in the process of obtaining sealed copies of the Order and will publish the Order in accordance with the court’s requirements.

Meanwhile, the access control plan implemented for the terminal buildings at the Airport will continue upon further notice. Only passengers with a valid air ticket or boarding pass for a flight in the next 24 hours and a valid travel document, or airport staff with relevant identification document will be allowed to enter the terminal buildings. Staff of the AA and security officers are on-site at the various access control checkpoints to assist bona fide passengers and airport staff to enter the terminal buildings.

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