The MTR has announced that Tuen Mun and Yuen Long stations will close today from 1pm and 3pm respectively. Trains will pass straight through.

An approved rally is due to start in Tuen Mun at 2pm to protest against so-called “singing aunties” – who are accused of creating nuisance in the neighbourhood.

The MTR said it will temporarily close the two stations in light of the event and concerns over passenger and staff safety.

It said the decision was made after talks with government departments – and it may shut down other stations without prior notice.

Hundreds of people had taken part in a similar rally in Tuen Mun in July against the singing aunties – or “da ma” – accusing them of illegally seeking payment, acting indecently, and even engaging in outright prostitution.