Commuters Frustrated As Traffic Transport Network Still Crippled|香港示威續影響交通 市民上班上課受阻

Hong Kong enters third consecutive day of unrest. The East Rail Line was completely suspended and parts of the West Railway disrupted, affecting many Hongkongers' commute to school and work. Hong Kong's Education Bureau have also announced that parents can have the discretion on whether their kids should go to school. Moreover, following the conflicts with police in the previous night, The Student Union of The Chinese University of Hong Kong have applied for an injunction to prohibit police from entering the school grounds. The Global Times newspaper in China have also condemned the violent acts in Hong Kong, and re-iterated to safeguard Hong Kong's peace and prosperity under the "One country, two systems" policy.

Warning sirens wail at the cross section of Mong Kok Road as Hong Kong enters the third consecutive day of citywide strikes. Black-clad demonstrators have been seen building barricades to cripple traffic. In the morning of Nov. 13 netizens initiated a protest which they dubbed "Operation Dawn" to call on radicals to disrupt traffic all over the city. In response, hundreds of police awaited at the cross sections of important thoroughfares, while the East Rail Line was completely suspended, and the West Railway half suspended. The confrontation had occurred between the police and protestors at MTR stations, forcing the police to use pepper spray.

I don't want to enact violence, can you step back?

As protests have become increasingly violent, the Chinese University of Hong Kong has also become part of the battleground. Following the previous night's confrontations, there are still hundreds of demonstrators dressed in black scattered around the school.

Following several rounds of confrontations, the police fired several rounds of tear gas and used water cannons. At night, (currently) there are no movements.

Umbrellas used to block tear gas littered the bridge. The president of the Student Union of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Jacky So, has filed for an injunction to prohibit police from entering the school ground without a search warrant.

In light of the protests, Hong Kong's Education Bureau has announced that parents can have full discretion on whether or not to send their children to school.

China's Global Times newspaper also issued a statement to call for Mainland Chinese citizens and law abiding Hongkongers to stand together and condemn the violence together. It also reiterated that Hong Kong belongs to China, and should abide by the "One country, two systems" policy to ensure order, peace, and prosperity in Hong Kong.