Protests Continue In Hong Kong — News Updates September 1, 2019

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Daily Mail: Hong Kong’s pro-democracy campaigners block routes to the city’s airport after demonstrators hurled petrol bombs at tear gas-wielding police in some of the worst clashes in three months of protests

* Hundreds of protesters tried to stop traffic on the main road to the airport today and barricaded bus station
* Some chanted ‘Fight for freedom! Stand with Hong Kong!’ as riot police watched from inside the terminals
* Last night demonstrators hurled petrol bombs and police used tear gas and a water cannon laced with dye
* Officers made arrests inside metro stations yesterday and the hospital reported that 31 people were admitted

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside Hong Kong’s international airport today to disrupt travel and try to bring global attention to their fight for democracy following another night of violent protests.

Operators of the Airport Express train said it had suspended services this afternoon, while black-clad protesters – hiding from CCTV cameras under umbrellas – built barricades at the airport bus station.

Planes were taking off and landing with delays, but some passengers were forced to walk the last bit of their journey to the airport by foot, dragging their luggage behind them.

The MTR subway station in Tung Chung was closed and demonstrators smashed CCTV cameras and lamps with metal poles and dismantled station turnstiles.


Protests Continue In Hong Kong — News Updates September 1, 2019

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Protests on roads near Hong Kong airport disrupt air travel — AP
Hong Kong braces for strike after turbulent weekend — AFP
Hong Kong protesters surround airport, block roads after night of clashes — France 24
Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters block airport — BBC
Hong Kong: riot police pursue pro-democracy protesters from airport — The Guardian
Hong Kong trains brought to a standstill as protesters flood to airport after night of chaos — ABC News Online
Masked protesters wreak havoc on Hong Kong airport and trash railway station, forcing desperate travellers to head to city on foot — SCMP
Hong Kong protesters shut down transport to and from airport — UPI
Protesters disrupt Hong Kong airport links as unrest deepens — Al Jazeera
How Hong Kong protesters’ tactics have evolved alongside those of police — France 24