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Hong Kong: Heavy police presence after protesters try to block access to airport

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Tung Cheng
September 01, 2019 at 17:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hong Kong police were out in force in the town of Tung Chung, on the territory's southwestern Lantau Island, on Sunday after protesters attempted to disrupt road and rail links to the nearby Hong Kong International Airport.

Arrests were made earlier in the day after protesters successfully shut down traffic to Tung Chung metro station, with some reportedly vandalising the station's infrastructure.

Protests have been taking place in Hong Kong since the end of March. Demonstrators are calling for the complete withdrawal of a suspended bill that would allow the extradition of the city's residents to mainland China for trials, as well as for Chief Executive Carrie Lam's resignation.

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Hong Kong police were out in force in the town of Tung Chung, on the territory's southwestern Lantau Island, on Sunday after protesters attempted to disrupt road and rail links to the nearby Hong Kong International Airport.

Arrests were made earlier in the day after protesters successfully shut down traffic to Tung Chung metro station, with some reportedly vandalising the station's infrastructure.

Protests have been taking place in Hong Kong since the end of March. Demonstrators are calling for the complete withdrawal of a suspended bill that would allow the extradition of the city's residents to mainland China for trials, as well as for Chief Executive Carrie Lam's resignation.

M/S Police officers outside Tung Chung metro station, Hong Kong

W/S Police officers patrolling the area

C/U Police officers

W/S Police advancing

M/S Police surrounding press and protesters

C/U Police officers at rally

W/S Protesters shouting at police

M/S Police and press at protest

W/S Protesters shouting at police

C/U Police officer looking at crowd from van

M/S Protesters behind barrier

M/S Police van

W/S Protesters shouting

C/U Protesters and press in front of police van

M/S Police van surrounded by press

C/U Police van in front of crowd

W/S Police vans

W/S Protesters and first aiders

M/S Police in front of protesters

W/S Police vans leaving location

M/S Journalists

M/S Activists and journalists walking away from station

W/S Protesters walking in rain

C/U Protesters walking with umbrellas in rain

W/S Protesters crossing street in rain

M/S Police buses leaving area

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