Hong Kong: Protesters Clash With Police at Airport

Headline Roundup August 13th, 2019

Protests in Hong Kong have turned physical, with riot police and demonstrators clashing at Hong Kong's International airport on Tuesday night. This came after flights from this airport were stopped due to the protests, which began after a bill was introduced allowing extradition of criminal suspects to mainland China.

Hong Kong: Protesters Clash With Police at Airport

From the Right

The Hong Kong police have clashed with protesters in the city-state's airport on Tuesday evening as demonstrators continue to occupy the international travel hub for the fifth day straight since Friday, in a sit-in that has canceled hundreds of flights in the last two days.

According to Skynews, which has a film-crew on the ground providing a live-feed, the police claimed their officers arrived at the airport not to disperse protesters, but to rescue people that were captured by the protesters. But Skynews said that those allegedly captured individuals may...

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From the Center

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Police and protesters clashed at Hong Kong’s international airport on Tuesday evening after flights were disrupted for a second day and the political crisis in the former British colony deepened.

In Washington, U.S. President Donald Trump said the Chinese government was moving troops to the border with Hong Kong and he urged calm.

In a second day of unrest at the airport, thousands of black-clad protesters jammed the terminal, chanting, singing and waving banners.

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HONG KONG — Protesters clashed with police in riot gear and armed with pepper spray in Hong Kong's main airport terminal on Tuesday, leaving at least one person injured.

Video showed officers attempting to clear out the crowd at Hong Kong International Airport as the protesters chanted. Not long after the intense altercation began, most of the protesters had left the airport and police had pulled back.

Several demonstrators were arrested during the violent confrontation. The Hong Police Force said in a tweet that at least one person was injured...

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