Protesters smash Hong Kong's Tung Chung MTR station, set fire to barricades

  • 📰 ChannelNewsAsia
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 49 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 23%
  • Publisher: 66%

Singapore Headlines News

Singapore Latest News,Singapore Headlines

Hong Kong protesters smashed Tung Chung MTR station's CCTV cameras, lamps and control station on Sunday evening HongKongProtests (Videos: AP/Reuters)

"Furthermore, radical protestors blocked multiple roads in Tung Chung, set fire to barricades and a national flag, paralysing traffic."

Riot police arrived after the bulk of the protesters had left, with officers searching trains and the station for the demonstrators, but most had left by that point.Protesters smash up Tung Chung MTR station on Sep 1, 2019. Protesters had earlier urged the public to target access to the city's airport. The city’s Airport Express service was suspended as protesters built barricades at the airport bus station and attempted to stop traffic on the main road.

Police added that protesters hurled projectiles onto the track near the train line’s Airport Station. Officers and protesters clashed at the airport shortly after 3pm on Sunday. Parts of the metro system ground to a halt as skirmishes spread to the subway on Saturday, with television showing images of people being beaten as they cowered on the floor behind umbrellas.

Police said they arrested 63 people on suspicion of obstructing officers, unlawful assembly and criminal damage.

 

Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.
We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 6. in SG

Singapore Latest News, Singapore Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

Protesters march to Hong Kong's Tung Chung MTR station, set fire to barricadesSINGAPORE: Protesters marched to Tung Chung MTR station on Sunday (Sep 1) evening after a gathering outside Hong Kong airport which drew ...
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »

Protesters march to Hong Kong's Tung Chung MTR station, set fire to barricadesSINGAPORE: Protesters marched to Tung Chung MTR station on Sunday (Sep 1) evening after a gathering outside Hong Kong airport which drew ...
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »

Protesters clash with police at Hong Kong airport after train services haltedHONG KONG: Protesters charged police barriers and clashed with riot police after setting up road blocks and barricades at Hong Kong International ...
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »

In photos: Fire, tear gas and petrol bombs as Hong Kong is gripped by another weekend of chaosHONG KONG: Chaos engulfed Hong Kong on Saturday (Aug 31) as police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters who set large fires and threw ...
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »

Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon at protesters defying rally banHONG KONG: Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters gathered outside government headquarters, as thousands defied a ban to rally through the ...
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »

Protesters clash with police at Hong Kong airport as trains suspendedHONG KONG: Protesters gathered outside Hong Kong’s international airport, charging barriers and blocking roads, in what the government called an ...
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »