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01 September 2019Still clashes and tensions in the night in Hong Kong. For the thirteenth consecutive weekend, thousands of people took to the streets once again to protest against the semi-autonomous region administration bill that would allow extradition of detainees to China. Once again anti-riot troopers have been seen at work entering some Metro cars and striking violently with alleged unarmed and squatting batons on the ground. Some law enforcement officers also used stinging sprays on the faces of young people aboard the Metro.

The protest
In the evening, hundreds of protesters headed for the airport to occupy the international airport. The local authorities were thus forced to interrupt the railway line to the airport. But the massive dispatch of police forces in riot gear to the Chek Lap Kok airport prompted the demonstrators to abandon the garrison. During the pro-democracy demonstration, unauthorized, the demonstrators took to the streets to tens of thousands, with their black T-shirts and umbrellas, threw stones and Molotov cocktails, while the police fired bullets near Victoria Park. Numerous arrests have been made. Protesters protest against the attempt by the Hong Kong administration, led by Chief Executive Carrie Lam, to pass a law that would allow extradition to China, a measure that would allow Beijing, according to critics, to get their hands on to dissidents. Lam and his administration have interrupted the procedure for the approval of the norm, withdrawing it, but the demonstrators fear that it can reappear out. In the background is the existential risk of the autonomy of the former British colony that offers its citizens non-existent democratic freedoms in the rest of China.

China's reaction
Beijing, through CCTV public television, has accused the protesters of being "radical rioters". For weeks, the Chinese refrain has been "burning on fire". Moreover, the central authorities have accused foreign agents, particularly the United States, of blowing on the fire of the protest to provoke a colored revolution ".