Protesters shut down Hong Kong airport as China warns of ‘terrorism,’ raising fears of military crackdown

Posted on AllSides August 12th, 2019
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Thousands of protesters shut down Hong Kong’s international airport Monday, defying an intensifying police crackdown, as China issued ominous warnings that described the protests as “terrorism” and began massing a paramilitary force in a southern border city.

Some of the protesters who had been occupying the airport’s arrivals hall swarmed into the departures area Monday, prompting authorities to cancel all flights and advise travelers to leave one of the world’s busiest hubs.

The action came in response to a sharp increase in the level of force employed by Hong Kong’s...

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