Police use pepper gas while trying to unlock entry to Hong Kong airport

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Police used pepper gas against protesters outside the Hong Kong airport, which temporarily suspended the registration of passengers on all flights due to anti-government rallies taking place on its territory.

The world public informed the agency Reuters, reporting that clashes between activists and law enforcement officers began after the Protestants built an impromptu barricade by blocking the exit of a police car that accompanied an ambulance leaving the airport.

The protesters also bombarded the police with various objects. In response, they used pepper gas. As a result of the clash, one of the guardians was hospitalized with an injury.

The lounges at the Hong Kong International Airport are filled with protesters, and the reception is closed. On August 13, the airborne administration again canceled all flights due to ongoing action. The same decision was made on August 12.

Hong Kong protests have not subsided for more than two months. They began after the decision of the city authorities to pass a bill that spelled out the mechanism for extradition from Hong Kong to mainland China for the prosecution of persons suspected of violating Chinese laws or wanted.

Despite the fact that after the rallies, the head of the local administration, Carrie Lam, removed the bill from the agenda, this did not stop the protesters, who now demand the resignation of the mayor of Hong Kong.


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