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Hong Kong Protesters Shut Down Airport for Second Day

HeadlineAug 13, 2019
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In Hong Kong, authorities suspended flights for a second day today as demonstrators continue to occupy the busy international airport. Following violent clashes over the weekend, which saw riot police firing tear gas inside a subway station and beating protesters with batons, the U.N. is warning law enforcement they must protect the right to peacefully demonstrate, and urging dialogue. China, meanwhile, has been ramping up its rhetoric against the pro-democracy movement, likening the protests to “terrorism” Monday. Legal experts warn it could be laying the groundwork to deploy repressive anti-terror laws against government critics.

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