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00:40  14 august  2019
00:40  14 august  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

Hong Kong airport reopens after late-night chaos

Hong Kong airport reopens after late-night chaos Airport resumes 'normal operations' as local court reportedly orders authorities to remove protesters from terminal.

The already tense situation at Hong Kong international airport became outright chaotic as Chinese riot police clashed with protesters blocking outgoing flights Occupied by Britain during the Opium Wars in 1842, Hong Kong was ceded back to China in 1997. It is currently administered under the “one

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Police and protesters clashed at Hong Kong ’s international airport on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam warned that Hong Kong risked being “smashed to pieces”. Some claimed he was an undercover mainland Chinese agent and initially refused to let him leave.

Protesters tie up 'undercover agent' at Hong Kong airport © AAP An injured man whom protesters accused of being an undercover police officer is being taken by medical personal after clashes with anti-government protesters at Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok International Airport. Riot police have clashed with protesters at Hong Kong's international airport after it's believed they refused to release a man they suspected of being an undercover officer.

9News Asia correspondent Renae Henry filmed a man being bound by zip ties by protesters apparently keeping him hostage after they thought he was posing as an 'undercover agent'.

Riot officers armed with pepper spray and batons confronted the protesters who used luggage carts to barricade entrances to the airport terminal as the city wakes to a third day of thousands of demonstrators disrupting one of the busiest transport hubs in the world.

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HONG KONG (AP) — Riot police clashed briefly with pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong ’s airport Tuesday night in a chaotic end to a second day of demonstrations that caused mass cancellations and disruptions at the Chinese city’s busy transport hub. Calm eventually returned, with

Hong Kong protesters have shut down one of the world’s busiest airports in a dramatic escalation of the mass demonstrations that have plunged the city into its worst political crisis in decades. The unprecedented cancellation of all flights followed the fourth consecutive day of protests at the airport

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"It's just a scene that's gotten uglier and uglier with no signs of compromise between the city government and the demonstrators," CNN senior international correspondent Ivan Watson said from Hong Kong.

"And it just feels like one massive self-inflicted wound by both sides, unwilling to find a compromise and resorting to do more and more damage to their own city in their effort to try to get some kind of an upper hand in this incredible test of wills."

Just after 1am AEST, police took several people into a police van waiting at the entrance to the airport's arrivals hall.

Police said they tried to help ambulance officers reach an injured man whom protesters had detained on suspicion of being an reporter.

Moment a Aussie grandmother is 'saved' from Hong Kong Airport by a kindly pro-democracy protester - after being caught in China's brutal crackdown

Moment a Aussie grandmother is 'saved' from Hong Kong Airport by a kindly pro-democracy protester - after being caught in China's brutal crackdown An Australian woman has described the chaos she faced after becoming trapped inside Hong Kong airport. Sandra Porcaro, 53, from Unley Park, in Adelaide, was due to fly home on Wednesday but her Cathay Pacific flight was cancelled because of pro-democracy protests. The grandmother was trapped inside the heavily guarded terminal with thousands of other stranded travellers.

Hong Kong protesters forced one of the world’s busiest airports to halt its flights Monday. Protesters were responding to reports of police brutality used against demonstrators Sunday. Demonstrators at the airport were expressing outrage over the way police responded to Sunday

Hong Kong 's Airport Is Shut Down Amid Protests . Here's What Travelers Should Know. All departures from Hong Kong International Airport were canceled Monday, and arrivals faced delays There were also reports of undercover police dressing as protesters in order to make arrests.

The editor-in-chief of the state-run Global Times newspaper, Hu Xijin, tweeted that the man was a journalist with the paper. He was later taken away by ambulance.

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Protesters also detained a second man who they suspected of being an undercover agent. After emptying out his belongings, they found a blue T-shirt that has been worn by pro-Beijing supporters that they said was evidence he was a spy.

Protesters tie up 'undercover agent' at Hong Kong airport © CNN Riot police arrive at Hong Kong airport. Earlier in the day, authorities were forced to cancel all remaining flights as the city's pro-Beijing leader warned that the protesters had pushed events onto a "path of no return".

After a brief period when flights were able to take off and land, the airport authority suspended check-in services for departing flights as of 4.30 pm. Departing flights that had completed the process were able to continue to operate.

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Hong Kong International Airport saw chaotic scenes on a second consecutive day of massive anti-government protests that have paralysed one of Asia's key transport hubs. Squads of riot police arrived shortly before midnight after thousands of demonstrators again flooded the terminal buildings during

Hong Kong ’s airport authority suspended flights for a second day on Tuesday as thousands of protesters staged another rally at the busy international travel hub. The action marked the fifth consecutive day of protests at the airport in the Chinese territory, which has been roiled by 10 weeks

It said it did not expect arriving flights to be affected, although dozens were already cancelled. The authority advised people not to come to the airport, which is one of the world's busiest.

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CNN reports that the riot police eventually left the airport. Initially protesters had used luggage trolleys to form barricades in an attempt to slow police vans arriving.

Plenty of passengers stranded by the second day of cancelled flights remain in the airport amidst the chaos.

"I know they have their problems but we need to get on and do our flights and our life and at the moment it's - looks like two days here. It's costing us a lot of money," one Australian tourist told 9news.

"Everyone has a right to protest but there's a time and a place and to disrupt people who are trying to go home it's wrong.Totally wrong," added another.

The second day of cancelled flights plunged the former British colony deeper into turmoil as its stock market fell to a seven-month low.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights urged Hong Kong to exercise restraint and investigate evidence of its forces firing tear gas at protesters in ways banned under international law.

Australia raises Hong Kong travel warning

Australia raises Hong Kong travel warning Australians travelling to Hong Kong are being urged to take extra care amid increasingly violent anti-government protests. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has raised its advice level for the territory, urging Australians to 'exercise a high degree of caution'. A string of demonstrations began in June against proposed extradition legislation that would have allowed some suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial.

Hong Kong ’s airport was shut down on Monday as thousands of demonstrators flooded the terminal to denounce police violence, while Beijing claimed the protests Several undercover police dressed up as protesters at recent rallies, donning black T-shirts and yellow helmets, and infiltrated the crowd

Hundreds of flights were cancelled on Tuesday at Hong Kong 's international airport , as demonstrators returned for a second day of protests . The latest cancellations come after protesters brought one of the world’s busiest airports to a standstill on Monday, forcing the grounding of all arrivals and

Ten weeks of increasingly violent clashes between police and protesters have roiled the Asian financial hub as thousands of residents chafe at a perceived erosion of freedoms and autonomy under Chinese rule.

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China this week condemned some protesters for using dangerous tools to attack police, calling the clashes "sprouts of terrorism".

Hong Kong legal experts say Beijing might be paving the way to use anti-terror laws to try to quell the demonstrations.

Check-in operations were suspended at 4.30pm local time on Tuesday, a day after an unprecedented airport shutdown, as thousands of black-clad protesters jammed the terminal, chanting, singing and waving banners.

Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam became emotional during a news conference in the government headquarters complex, which is fortified behind 1.8m-high water-filled barricades.

"Take a minute to look at our city, our home," she said, her voice cracking."Can we bear to push it into the abyss and see it smashed to pieces?"

The protests began as opposition to a now-suspended bill that would have allowed suspects' extradition to mainland China, but have swelled into wider calls for democracy.

Protesters tie up 'undercover agent' at Hong Kong airport © AP Protesters stage a sit-in rally at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Protesters clogged the departure area at Hong Kong's reopened airport Tuesday, a day after they forced one of the world's busiest transport hubs to shut down entirely amid their calls for an independent inquiry into alleged police abuse.

At the airport, thousands of protesters gathered in the arrivals hall, as well as some parts of departures, using luggage trolleys to blockade the doors to customs checkpoints.

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Comment: Chinese control 'creeping over Hong Kong' Sky News Business Editor Ticky Fullerton says the market is in 'denial' over China's "creeping control" over everyday life in Hong Kong. Over the weekend, pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have taken down a Chinese national flag and thrown it into the city's harbour. © Provided by Australian News Channel Pty Ltd. In the latest show of defiance, tens of thousands of demonstrators put up barricades, blocking the entrances to a major tunnel and seriously obstructing traffic.

Protesters inside Hong Kong International Airport on Aug. Authorities had deployed more aggressive tactics during the weekend protests , with riot police videotaped beating demonstrators in subway stations and officers going undercover to infiltrate the group and make arrests.

Thousands of protesters descended on Hong Kong 's airport on Monday to protest what they see as a tightening grip by the Chinese government. Officials hope to have the world's eighth busiest airport up and running by Tuesday morning. Passengers stand in line to leave the airport on Monday.

Floors and walls were covered with missives penned by activists and other artwork.

The scene was peaceful as knots of protesters spoke to travellers, explaining their aims.

"Sorry for the inconvenience, we are fighting for the future of our home," read one protest banner at the airport.

"I think paralysing the airport will be effective in forcing Carrie Lam to respond to us ... it can further pressure Hong Kong's economy," 17-year-old Dorothy Cheng said.

The airport's arrival and departure halls were blocked by thousands of protesters who were gathered in the airport for the fifth consecutive day.

Hong Kong has seen two months of anti-government demonstrations that have increasingly impacted day-to-day operations in the financial hub.

Australians visiting Hong Kong are warned to exercise a high degree of caution.

Morrison concerned at 'terrorism' label

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has rejected China's claims that the mass protests are showing "sprouts of terrorism".

Mr Morrison has stopped short of telling Australians not to travel to Hong Kong, but rejected China's characterisation of the protests as nascent terrorism.

"That's certainly not the rhetoric that I would certainly use to describe those events," he said in Sydney.

"Of course we're concerned, particularly because of the number of Australians, residents and citizens in Hong Kong both on a long-term basis and on a short-term basis."

There are reports China's People's Armed Police, which is used to deal with riots and terror attacks, have assembled for exercises in Shenzhen, which links Hong Kong to China's mainland.

Police exercises across from Hong Kong seen as threat

Police exercises across from Hong Kong seen as threat HONG KONG (AP) — Members of China's paramilitary People's Armed Police have been seen marching and practicing crowd-control tactics at a sports complex across from Hong Kong, in what some have interpreted as a threat against pro-democracy protesters. 1/4 SLIDES © Provided by The Associated Press In this image made from video, armed police vehicles are parked outside Shenzhen Bay Stadium in Shenzhen, near Hong Kong, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.

Protesters surrounded man in terminal building, accusing him of being an undercover security officer from mainland China. There was then more trouble outside the building as protesters All departures at Hong Kong airport have been suspended since 4.30pm because of the continuing protests .

Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters staged a new rally at Hong Kong 's airport , a day after a massive demonstration there triggered a shutdown at the busy international travel hub. Only a handful of protesters stayed through the night, and flights resumed at the airport early this morning.

Why are they protesting in Hong Kong?

It is the eleventh week of the pro-democracy movement, which also calls for the resignation of the Chinese territory's leader and an election for an successor.Other demands include an independent inquiry into police conduct.

A former British colony, Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997 under the principle of "one country, two systems," which promises the city certain democratic rights not afforded to people on the mainland.

But in recent years, some have accused the Communist Party-ruled central government of steadily chipping away at their freedoms.

Police clashes with protesters

During the weekend protests, website Hong Kong Free Press showed footage of one arrest that appeared to include officers in plain clothes pinning a demonstrator pressed to the ground.

Protesters tie up 'undercover agent' at Hong Kong airport © AP Riot police use pepper spray against protesters during the anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019. Police fired tear gas Sunday inside a train station and in several other Hong Kong neighbourhoods where protesters occupied roads in another weekend of anti-government demonstrations. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

The young man, who said his name was Chow Ka-lok and asked for a lawyer, was shown with a bleeding head wound and said he had a broken tooth.

Police have also reported injuries among their ranks, including eye irritation from laser pointers, burns from petrol bombs and bruises and cuts from flying.

Protesters hurled bricks at officers and ignored warnings to leave before tear gas was deployed in the Sham Shui Po area, police said, calling a march there an "unauthorised assembly."

Tear gas was also deployed in central Hong Kong on both sides of Victoria Harbour, in the Tsim Sha Tsui area on the Kowloon side and in Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island.

At one point, protesters blocked the entrance to a plaza to prevent police from entering.

Hong Kong airport on alert ahead of fresh wave of protests

Hong Kong airport on alert ahead of fresh wave of protests Hong Kong airport on alert ahead of fresh wave of protests

Hong Kong airport authorities canceled remaining flights on Monday after protesters swarmed the main terminal building for a fourth day, the biggest disruption yet to the city’s economy since demonstrations began in early June. “ Airport operations at Hong Kong International Airport have

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Protesters tie up 'undercover agent' at Hong Kong airport
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Hong Kong airport on alert ahead of fresh wave of protests.
Hong Kong airport on alert ahead of fresh wave of protests

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