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Court continues to ban protesters
from Cheung Kong Center and
orders removal of temporary structures


(Hong Kong, 6 May 2013) The Court ordered today that the interlocutory injunction made by the Court on 26 April 2013 be continued until trial.  Further, the Court ordered that certain parts of the temporary structures erected outside Cheung Kong Center be removed by noon tomorrow.  Speedy directions for trial have been given.

Welcoming the Court decision, a spokesman for Hutchison Whampoa Limited said the Company trusts that the demonstrators will respect the decision of the Court.

HWL has always respected the freedom of speech and the peaceful expression of ideas.  Regretfully, the actions of the protesters have become an intolerable nuisance and disrupted the business activities of the users of Cheung Kong Center. 

“We apologise to the users of Cheung Kong Center for the inconvenience and trouble caused over the past three weeks.

“While we disagree with the manner in which the protesters are expressing their requests, we hope the striking port workers can reach an agreement with their respective employers for the greater good of the Hong Kong port operations,” the spokesman said.

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