Contains distressing content.
12 Aug 2019

Protesters bring Hong Kong airport to standstill

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

All flights had to be cancelled as crowds of protesters occupied Hong Kong’s main air terminal, bringing it to a standstill.

In an ominous statement, the authorities in Beijing said things had reached a ‘critical juncture’ and declared there should be ‘no leniency or mercy’ shown to those involved in violence.

Hong Kong police have defended their crowd control tactics over the weekend – after tear gas was fired in a train station – and a female protestor was shot in the eye.

A warning – there are distressing images of the violence in this report.