fredag 9. august 2019

Rally at airport kicks off three days of protests in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy protesters have held a demonstration at Hong Kong’s airport on the first of three days of planned rallies. Police said they had not received a formal application for a protest at the airport and warned against violence or disruptions that could endanger public safety. They said they were considering applications for weekend marches elsewhere.

Signs held by protesters in the airport’s arrival hall included those saying “there are no rioters, only tyranny”, while pamphlets stacked in piles warned visitors of the heavy use of teargas by police. Officers said 800 canisters were used during protests on Monday alone, and journalists and protesters say many suffered skin irritation and internal injuries as a result.