Hundreds of local activists
staged a protest
march through Canton Road in
Tsim Sha Tsui on Sunday, accosting
mainland tourists, and
demanding the government limit
the number of mainland
visitors to Hong Kong.
|Protestors call for a limit on the number of mainland tourists allowed in. |
|A pro-Beijing group sets up a stall to welcome mainland tourists. Photos: RTHK |
were heated exchanges between
the protesters, and members of
a pro-Beijing group, the Voice
of Loving Hong Kong, and the police were forced to intervene several times.
A minor scuffle also broke out between the protestors and a mainland tourist.
The group continued to chant
slogans as they marched to
the shopping area of Canton
Road. Some members of the group pointed
fingers and shouted at
mainland visitors, leading some of
the tourists to retreat into nearby
A spokesman for the protestors, Ronald Leung, said they weren't discriminating against mainland tourists, but simply want the government to cap the numbers coming here.