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Hong Kong protests: Chaos as Activists Occupy Terminal

_108303669_hi055830533Another day of pro-democracy protests has been held at Hong Kong International Airport, leading to flight disruptions and violent clashes between demonstrators and police.

Travellers arriving at the airport – one of the world’s busiest – hoping to catch flights were met with blocked check-in desks, mass sit-ins and, later in the day, riot police.

Protesters appeared to use luggage trolleys to build barriers, preventing people from reaching their flights.

Anti-extradition bill protesters use trolleys to stop passengers from entering the security gates during a mass demonstration after a woman was shot in the eye, at the Hong Kong international airport, in Hong Kong ChinaReuters

Umbrellas – which have become a symbol of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement – were also used to block CCTV cameras monitoring the airport.

Umbrellas block CCTV cameras as anti-government protesters attend a demonstrationEPA

Some protesters wore eye bandages in solidarity with an injured protester, and held banners criticising the deepening crackdown … (read more)

Source: BBC

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