BY ALICE ZHAO
HONG KONG – This Sunday, in the peppy crowds with large shopping bags, Causeway Bay is even more bustling with 1,500 protesters taking part in a march against a cross-border driving scheme that will eventually allow more mainland-registered cars into Hong Kong.
The protest starts at Causeway Bay and protesters ended their march at the government headquarters in Admiralty.
The march was organized by several political, environmental, civil and transport groups, who railed against a scheme that they say will worsen traffic congestion and roadside pollution woes.
Under the current rules, 20,000 Hong Kong drivers are allowed to cross the border, while 2,000 from the mainland will be permitted to enter the city. Protesters believe a further influx of mainland cars will threat the safety and environment in Hong Kong.
In front of the newly built government building, a protester cycled all the way from Causeway Bay said there should be more space for pedestrian and cycling.