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29 September 2014
This Advice was last issued on Monday, 29 September 2014.
This advice has been reviewed and reissued with new information in the Summary and under Safety and Security (large numbers of pro-democracy protesters have gathered outside the Central Government Offices and Legislative Council building in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong over the weekend of 27-28 September. This has led to significant disruption to traffic and public transport services in the area. Police have deemed the demonstrations illegal and have been using tear gas and other crowd-dispersal measures. We recommend that Australians find alternative routes through the city, avoid large public demonstrations, and monitor local media to keep abreast of latest developments). We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Hong Kong.
28 September 2014
This Advice was last issued on Sunday, 28 September 2014.
This advice contains new information in the Summary and under Safety and security (following the conviction and sentencing of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on 27 September 2014, we recommend that Australians in Chennai remain indoors over the weekend of 27-28 September due to increased tensions. In Bangalore, where the sentence was handed down, protests have resulted in police imposing prohibition orders in an area of 5km radius from the court and jail. You should avoid this area, be vigilant, and keep abreast of latest developments. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in India overall because of the risk of terrorism, civil unrest and crime and the high rate of vehicle accidents.