Hong Kong airport resumes flights after clashes; injunction issued to stop protesters obstructing operations
Several police vehicles were blocked by protesters and riot police moved in amid chaotic scenes, using pepper spray to keep people back. A policeman pulled out a gun at one point.
About 30 protesters remained at the airport early on Wednesday while workers scrubbed it clean of blood and debris from overnight. Check-in counters reopened to queues of weary travellers who had waited overnight for their flights.
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The protests began in opposition to a now-suspended Bill that would have allowed the extradition of suspects for trial in mainland China but have swelled into wider calls for democracy.
Demonstrators say they are fighting the erosion of the"one country, two systems" arrangement that enshrined some autonomy for Hong Kong when it returned to China in 1997.
China responded by saying her comments sent the wrong signal to what it described as violent criminal offenders.
"The situation in Hong Kong has deteriorated substantially in the past eight weeks, and particularly so in the past four weeks," said spokesman David Tarsh.Read more: CNA
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