Hong Kong protests to target airport after night of violence

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HONG KONG: Hong Kong protesters plan to block one of the world's busiest airports on Saturday (Sep 7) after a night of violence in which police ...

HONG KONG: Hong Kong protesters plan to block one of the world's busiest airports on Saturday after ato break up crowds, the latest clashes in 14 weeks of unrest in the Chinese-ruled city.

But the demonstrations, which began in June, have long since broadened into calls for more democracy and many protesters have pledged to fight on. Saturday's planned demonstrations include yet another"stress test" of the airport aiming to disrupt transport links to Chek Lap Kok, built in the dying days of British rule on reclaimed land around a tiny island of the same name and reached by a series of gleaming bridges.

Protesters also occupied the arrival hall last month, halting and delaying flights, amid a series of clashes with police.Riot police walk past a fire set by anti-extradition bill protesters during a protest at Prince Edward in Hong Kong on Sep 6, 2019.

 

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