A police officer in riot gear drew his pistol on a group of pro-Democracy protesters at Hong Kong International Airport Tuesday; escalating an already tense situation after demonstrators shut down the transportation hub for a second straight day.
“Police officer had his baton taken from him and was attacked with it. Drew his pistol and aimed at protesters. Astonished nobody killed here tonight,” posted a reporter from the Wall Street Journal.
Police officer had his baton taken from him and was attacked with it. Drew his pistol and aimed at protesters. Astonished nobody killed here tonight. pic.twitter.com/Wox8yziDnz
— Mike Bird (@Birdyword) August 13, 2019
A group of pro-Democracy protesters sang the United States’ national anthem after demonstrators shut-down Hong Kong International Airport for the second day in a row.
Video from Hong Kong shows pro-democracy protesters waving American flags and singing the American National Anthem.
Demonstrations have shutdown the city's airport for a second consecutive day and put the entire Chinese city on edge. pic.twitter.com/ZrYE5DzZYU
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 13, 2019
Riot police have reportedly entered Hong Kong International Airport to disperse pro-Democracy protesters after demonstrations prompted officials to cancel all flights for the second day in a row.
Our correspondent @RamsaySky says protesters and press are being hit on the head as police move into Hong Kong airport.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) August 13, 2019
“Hong Kong International Airport canceled all flights for the second straight day on Tuesday as crowds of anti-government protesters clashed with police as they continued to occupy the terminals,” reports ABC News.
LIVE NOW: Protesters, police are clashing in Hong Kong International Airport after another day of demonstrations shut down flights: https://t.co/pY15j96GDL
— ABC News (@ABC) August 13, 2019
“Terminal operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted, and all check-in processes have now been suspended,” the airport authority said in a statement.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.