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Hong Kong airport clashes between police and protesters

2019-08-13T16:34:03.583Z

A van carrying around 20 police officers found itself stuck by a few hundred radical protesters on Tuesday at the busy Hong Kong airport.


A van carrying around 20 police officers found itself stuck by a few hundred radical protesters on Tuesday at the busy Hong Kong airport.

A group of riot police used pepper spray to push protesters out of Hong Kong airport on Tuesday night as he tried to escort a man evacuated by ambulance.

A van blocked by protesters

A van carrying about 20 police officers was blocked by a few hundred radical protesters while following the ambulance, an AFP journalist reported. The police then came out of their van to clear the way, spraying pepper spray and arresting at least two people, he said.

New chaos day at the airport

Hong Kong airport witnessed a second day of chaos Tuesday with the suspension or cancellation of hundreds of flights due to pro-democracy demonstrations, with the local government accusing them of rushing the city on a "no-return" path. While tens of thousands of passengers were penalized by this new action of the protesters, China has increased the threat of intervention, through videos broadcast by its official media showing forces massing on the border of China. semi-autonomous region.

"I hope it will be solved for everyone, including China," said US President Donald Trump. "I hope there can be a peaceful solution, I hope no one will be hurt, I hope nobody will be killed," he told reporters.

Source: europe1

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