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China slams HK airport protesters, US 'deeply concerned'

'I hope it works out for everybody including China. I hope it works out peacefully, nobody gets hurt, nobody gets killed,' Trump said.

15.8.2019

'I hope it works out for everybody including China . I hope it works out peacefully, nobody gets hurt, nobody gets killed,' Trump said.

Beijing on Wednesday slammed 'terrorist-like' attacks on its citizens by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong during a second day of chaos at the city's airport, as the United States expressed concern over apparent Chinese troop movements at the border. The rallies, which had paralysed

"We express the strongest condemnation of these terrorist-like actions," said Xu Luying, spokeswoman at the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs office of the State Council, who called the two men who were beaten"mainland China compatriots."

US President Donald Trump added to fears Beijing may stage a military intervention to end the unrest, saying on Tuesday his intelligence had confirmed Chinese troop movements toward the Hong Kong border.

France chimed in with similar concerns about Hong Kong's autonomy, and asked all sides,"particularly the Hong Kong authorities", to put an end to the"escalation in violence."

It quickly evolved into a much broader campaign for democratic freedoms.

The movement has no public leaders, with protests organised anonymously over social media and chat apps.

"For this we feel pained and dispirited and would like to express our most sincere apologies."

Riot police deployed pepper spray and batons to subdue protesters while they escorted the vehicle away.

Around 100 demonstrators gathered in the city's working class Sham Shui Po neighbourhood, shining lasers at a police station. Officers used tear gas to disperse them.

It also said it had fired two ground staff, without specifying why. Local media reported that they were accused of leaking travel details of a Hong Kong police football team.

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