IN PICTURES: Protesters take sit-in to departure hall, blocking check-in counters as HongKongProtests at airport enter 5th day (Photos: AFP, Reuters)
They chanted"Stand with Hong Kong, stand for freedom", as passengers scrambling to catch rescheduled and delayed flights wheeled their luggage through the airport.
A protester holds a mobile phone showing a picture of a bleeding eye during a protest at Hong Kong's International airport on Aug 13, 2019. (Photo: AFP / Philip Fong)
Operations resumed early Tuesday morning, but a massive backlog of cancelled flights meant many take-offs were being delayed or cancelled.
Unrest has roiled Hong Kong for 10 weeks this summer, as thousands of residents chafe at a perceived erosion of freedoms and autonomy under Chinese rule.
On Monday China said the protests had reached a critical juncture, after a weekend of street clashes in which both police and protesters appeared to toughen their resolve.
Hong Kong legal experts say Beijing might be paving the way to use anti-terror laws to restrain the protesters.Read more: CNA
WeiDuCNA Imposing few's political interests on the innocent, while depriving others' , and that's what they refer to as an revolution or 'peaceful' protests. they r not protesters! They r riots!
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.
Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters as demonstrations intensify HONG KONG — Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters on Sunday (Aug 11) as a tenth straight weekend of anti-government demonstrations intensified amid an increasingly aggressive response from the police and Beijing.
'We're still here': Hong Kong protesters return to streetsThousands of pro-democracy protesters hit the streets of Hong Kong for a tenth weekend in-a-row Sunday, again defying police who fired volleys of tear gas at several locations. The protests followed a night of 'hit-and-run' rallies across the city and came after Hong Kong 's leader Carrie
Hong Kong protesters hit the streets for a tenth weekend[ HONG KONG ] Thousands of pro-democracy protesters hit the streets of Hong Kong for a tenth weekend in-a-row Sunday, again defying police who fired volleys of tear gas at several locations. Read more at The Business Times.
LIVE: Police fire tear gas, rubber bullets at Hong Kong protesters as violence erupts across city HONG KONG : Police officers have fired volleys of tear gas and rubber bullets at thousands of protesters in Kwai Fong MTR station, Wan Chai, Sham ...