Another night of violence for Hong Kong

Andrew Cummings
August 14, 2019

A tourist gives her luggage to security guards as she tries to enter the departures gate during another demonstration by protesters at Hong Kong's International Airport on August 13, 2019.

Lam's remarks echoed those of Hong Kong business leaders amid falling share prices and fears of an economic downturn, especially in the property sector. The authority said protesters blocked passageways to the airport's restricted area, blocking passengers from continuing to immigration.

Hong Kong airport has resumed operations after a night of chaos which saw protesters clash with riot police.

The airport, one of the world's busiest, has been the site of daily protests since last Friday but they have been mostly peaceful until chaos broke out on Tuesday.

Demonstrators form a barricade as they clash with riot police at Hong Kong International Airport, Aug. 13, 2019.

US intelligence has confirmed that China is moving troops to the border with Hong Kong, US President Donald Trump said Tuesday, appealing for calm amid intensifying pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous financial hub.

A plane flies behind a new Cathay Pacific Airways Airbus A350 after being received by the airline at Hong Kong Airport, China May 30, 2016.

The huge social gulf between the handful of billionaires who dominate Hong Kong, economically and politically, and the vast majority of the city's population looms large.

What's called the Basic Law - Hong Kong's "constitution" since the United Kingdom gave the territory back to China in 1997 - is clear about when Chinese military can be used in the city.

Three videos, in particular, one of an Australian tourist arguing with protesters, another of an expatriate from South Africa upset over the protests, and one of a tourist from Turkey angry protesters at the airport, have been circulating on social media.

Stay tuned for more updates on the situation in Hong Kong.

In a social media post in Chinese on Tuesday, the Global Times stated that "if Hong Kong rioters can not read the signal of having armed police gathering in Shenzhen, then they are asking for self-destruction", according to a CNBC translation. "Right now we don't know if we can leave so we're watching very closely". "I hope nobody gets hurt".

Lavin said his group arrived in Hong Kong from Phuket, Thailand, several days ago, and that they were surprised to find throngs of protesters after making their way through customs.

Chinese military vehicles were seen massing Monday in Shenzhen, just over the border from Hong Kong.

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