US Government reinforced security alert for Americans traveling to Hong Kong due to increasingly violent protests
The US State Department calls for "greater caution in Hong Kong due to civil unrest" and urges travelers to avoid demonstrations and "to exercise caution if they unexpectedly find themselves in the vicinity of major protests."
Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom and Japan have already issued travel alerts for Hong Kong.
Hong Kong has been in a climate of social contestation for about two months triggered by a proposal to amend the extradition law, which would allow the Government and the courts of the Special Administrative Region to extradite suspected criminals to jurisdictions without prior agreements, such as this is the case of mainland China.
Meanwhile, the proposal was suspended, but demonstrations have become generalized and now denounce what protesters claim to be an "erosion of freedoms" in the former British colony.