Police step up patrols, set up roadblocks around the city ahead of banned vigil

Police have stepped up patrols around the city and set up roadblocks at the cross-harbour tunnels ahead of the banned June 4 vigil.

In Tsim Sha Tsui, police officers were seen foot patrolling in nearby areas of the Star Ferry Pier, Clock Tower, and the Space Museum.

Officers were also seen standing guard at MTR stations including Causeway Bay station and Tin Hau station.

Meanwhile, as of today afternoon, police have set up roadblocks at the entrances of the Cross Harbour Tunnel, Western Harbour Crossing, and the Eastern Harbour Crossing, carrying out vehicle inspections with officers on the lookout for dangerous goods.

At around 5pm, the force’s anti-riot armoured vehicles and water cannon trucks were spotted leaving the Hong Kong Police College in Wong Chuk Hang, heading towards the island side via the Western Harbour Crossing.

The fleet was expected to be stationed in the Western District near the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government.

According to sources, the force will be mobilizing some 7,000 officers around the city today in view of the banned vigil.

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