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Hong Kong: Protesters detain man they claim is undercover police officer at Hong Kong airport

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
August 13, 2019 at 19:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters reportedly detained a man they believed to be an undercover police officer at Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday, amid clashes with the riot police.

Footage shows the man protesters suspected of being a plain clothes policeman being tied up against his will and what looks like a Hong Kong police business card reportedly found on his person.

The Editor-in-chief of a state-owned Chinese newspaper, the Global Times, took to Twitter to say that the man detained by the protesters was in fact an online reporter for the publication.

The incident came as protesters disrupted flights at the international hub for a second day on Tuesday.

Protests have been taking place in Hong Kong since the end of March. Demonstrators are calling for the total withdrawal of a suspended bill that would allow the extradition of the city's residents to mainland China for trials. They also want Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam to resign and the conduct of Hong Kong's police during the protests to be investigated.

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Protesters reportedly detained a man they believed to be an undercover police officer at Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday, amid clashes with the riot police.

Footage shows the man protesters suspected of being a plain clothes policeman being tied up against his will and what looks like a Hong Kong police business card reportedly found on his person.

The Editor-in-chief of a state-owned Chinese newspaper, the Global Times, took to Twitter to say that the man detained by the protesters was in fact an online reporter for the publication.

The incident came as protesters disrupted flights at the international hub for a second day on Tuesday.

Protests have been taking place in Hong Kong since the end of March. Demonstrators are calling for the total withdrawal of a suspended bill that would allow the extradition of the city's residents to mainland China for trials. They also want Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam to resign and the conduct of Hong Kong's police during the protests to be investigated.

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