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NBC News 13 Aug 2019

Police And Protesters Clash At Hong Kong Airport


Chaotic scenes ensued as police in riot gear moved in to disperse protesters occupying Hong Kong's international airport.

Bill Neely reports as police and protesters clash at Hong Kong airport: "I think we're seeing an escalation in this dispute by both sides ... we haven't seen the end of this."
Police and protesters clashed at Hong Kong's International Airport late Tuesday, August 13, after flights were disrupted for a second day and the political crisis in the former British colony deepened.
In a second day of unrest at the airport, thousands of black-clad protesters jammed the terminal, chanting, singing and waving banners.
Several police vehicles were blocked by protesters and riot police moved in, pushing some protesters back and using pepper spray. A policeman pulled out a gun at one point. (Reuters)
Riot police clashed with protesters after they clogged the departure area at Hong Kong's airport Tuesday. The clash came a day after protesters forced one of the world's busiest transport hubs to shut down entirely amid their calls for an independent inquiry into alleged police abuse. CBSN contributor and Asia Society senior fellow Isaac Stone Fish joins CBSN with more.
Flights have resumed at Hong Kong airport after a night of violence between protestors and police. At one time protesters turned on undercover police officers, accusing them of being spies for Beijing. China today branded the violence at the international airport as "near-terrorist acts". …

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