Riot police and pepper sprayers clashed with protesters at Hong Kong's main airport terminal hours after it was announced that flights would be canceled for the second day in a row. Video showed officers trying to clear the crowd at the Airport Hong Kong International as the protesters sang. It was the…
Police, armed with pepper spray, clashed with protesters at the valuable Hong Kong airport terminal hours after launch that flights would likely be canceled for the second day in a row.
The video confirmed officers trying to secure the group's security at Hong Kong International Airport because protesters were shouting. It used to be the first time police have been moving against protesters to secure the terminal since they took over the airport.
Protesters had been on the streets for months after the foundation opposed a bill to make an extradition treaty with neighboring China. Critics of the bill acknowledged that Hong Kong residents, who have freedom and liberty that are no longer accessible to their neighbors in China, will be taken by the country's judiciary.
Even after the project has been eradicated from Hong Kong CEO Carrie Lam's consideration, protesters no longer give in. They called for Lam's resignation and better democratic freedoms.
Earlier on Tuesday, the airport reported that each of its departure flight testing services and products would presumably be shut down. Check-in services and products were suspended on Monday.
"Terminal operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been severely disrupted as a result of the public meeting at the airport these days," the airport said in an insistence sent to new ones on Tuesday.
All test providers for outbound flights have been suspended since 4:30 pm. (4:30 am ET), the airport authority added that it advised people to stop returning to the airport.
David Ok. Li, Reuters and Associated Press
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