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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 07:48 AM

Hong Kong shuts down airport as Beijing says protesters show 'signs of terrorism'

Source: LA Times

Hong Kong’s government canceled all flights departing from the international airport on Monday afternoon, sending police toward the airport as thousands of protesters occupied the terminals in a peaceful sit-in.

The Airport Authority said flights were canceled because large numbers of protesters were “disrupting operations.” The shutdown began at 4 p.m., just as a spokesman for the State Council’s highest Hong Kong affairs office in Beijing said protesters showed “signs of terrorism.”

“These violent, illegal actions must be met with determined legal crackdown, with no softening of hands or any sign of mercy,” said the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Spokesman Yang Guang in a press briefing, accusing protesters of throwing gasoline bombs .

“Hong Kong has arrived at a critical point.”

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-08-12/hong-kong-shuts-down-airport-as-beijing-says-protesters-show-signs-of-terrorism

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Reply Hong Kong shuts down airport as Beijing says protesters show 'signs of terrorism' (Original post)
Zorro Aug 12 OP
Video Drone Aug 12 #1
Javaman Aug 12 #2
Blue_Tires Aug 12 #4
JustABozoOnThisBus Aug 12 #3
IronLionZion Aug 12 #5

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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 08:00 AM

1. Hong Kong Protesters Shut Down Airport, Tensions Flare

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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 09:08 AM

2. china is creating and excuse for the coming crackdown.

Tiananmen square all over again.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 12, 2019, 03:12 PM

4. agreed

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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 02:26 PM

3. This could be the next "Tibet", though without a Dalai Lama. nt

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Mon Aug 12, 2019, 03:54 PM

5. Trump's people are taking notes on how to deal with liberals

they look to China, Russia, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia for inspiration.

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