_108794087_gettyimages-861164126 Hong Kong Tennis Open postponed resulting from protests

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The Hong Kong Open is one in all many main sporting occasions within the territory

The Hong Kong Tennis Open, resulting from begin on 5 October, has been postponed due to ongoing protests.

The organisers stated they’d be higher positioned to have a “easy working match…[at a] later time”.

Hong Kong has for months been rocked by more and more violent protests, triggered by an extradition invoice.

The invoice has now been withdrawn however the protests have continued and have grown to replicate wider calls for for democratic reform.

The Hong Kong Tennis Open was initially resulting from happen between 5-13 October.

“In gentle of the current scenario, the occasion will not happen,” the Hong Kong Tennis Affiliation and the Girls’s Tennis Affiliation (WTA) stated in an announcement.

They stated they had been in “energetic dialogue” to discover a later date for the match.

The announcement comes as Hong Kong braces itself for one more weekend of protests.

Hong Kong police haven’t given permission for a rally scheduled for Sunday, however it’s anticipated to happen anyway.

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The protests first began in June, after the Hong Kong parliament proposed a brand new legislation that will have enabled suspects in Hong Kong to be extradited to China.

Many in Hong Kong noticed this as an indication of accelerating mainland interference within the metropolis’s affairs.

Metropolis chief Carrie Lam has now withdrawn the invoice however demonstrations have continued and have developed to incorporate calls for for full democracy and an inquiry into police actions.

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