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Link REIT applies for High Court ruling against Hong Kong protesters

wants a court injunction to keep protesters away from the and the company'sheadquarters in Kwun Tong, The (HongKong) Standard reported.

TheREIT filed a writ for a court injunction in the High Court of Hong Kong onApril 27 through Link Management and Link Properties. It named six politiciansand activists as the defendants of the writ.

LinkREIT intends to use the court order to ban demonstrators from regainingunauthorized access on four certain floors at the AXA Tower among otherpreventive measures.

Protestersoccupied those parts of the building to express their opposition to the REIT'ssale of properties to "speculators," according to the publication.They also called for the company to end outsourcing the management of wetmarkets and carparks, as well as increasing rents in shopping malls.

InFebruary, Link REIT flagged a plan to sell nine properties worth around HK$2.81 billion via asale-by-tender process. It recently disclosed the sales of two commercialcenters and seven shopping centers for HK$1.69billion and HK$1.96billion, respectively, as previously reported.