IN PICTURES: Scuffles break out at HKairport after protesters detain a man accused of being an undercover police officer HongKongProtests
, plunging the former British colony deeper into turmoil.
In a series of tweets at about 11pm, the Hong Kong police said a visitor at the airport had been assaulted and was"currently being besieged" by protesters.
"A visitor was assaulted and is currently being besieged by a large group of protestors at the Hong Kong International Airport," said the police. "He requires immediate medical attention, but the protesters concerned have been obstructing ambulance officers from rendering medical assistance."
A visitor was assaulted and is currently being besieged by a large group of protestors at the Hong Kong International Airport. He requires immediate medical attention but the protestors concerned have been obstructing ambulance officers from rendering medical assistance.
Hong Kong's Airport Authority said operations at the airport had been"seriously disrupted".
All check-ins were cancelled on Tuesday afternoon, with some flights continuing to operate for the rest of the day.
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights urged Hong Kong to exercise restraint and investigate evidence of its forces firing tear gas at protesters in ways banned under international law.
China this week condemned some protesters for using dangerous tools to attack police, calling the clashes"sprouts of terrorism". They present President Xi Jinping with one of his biggest challenges since he came to power in 2012.Read more: CNA
First signs of terrorism emerging in Hong Kong protests: Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office HONG KONG (AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, REUTERS) - China on Monday (Aug 12) slammed violent protesters in Hong Kong who had used 'dangerous tools ' to attack police officers and warned that 'signs of terrorism are emerging'. . Read more at straitstimes.com. These are people peacefully protesting and they are about to be attacked by government forces The definition of terrorism seems to depend largely on what’s explained by the Beijing English Dictionary. If it is true that terrorism is emerging in Hong Kong, then the question arises as to why this is so? Terrorism does not emerge from nowhere - there are causes for it. One is where governments refuse to listen to their polities, to learn of their grievances through discussion.
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