Hong Kong Police Accused of Using Undercover Officers to Infiltrate Demonstrators

Hong Kong Police Accused of Using Undercover Officers to Infiltrate Demonstrators

Hong Kong Police Accused of Using Undercover Officers to Infiltrate Demonstrators

Chinese officials have also appealed to Hong Kongers directly to condemn the violent protests, in an apparent attempt to split the movement.

Demonstrators chanted that police should "return the eye" of a protester who was seriously injured by police. Tear gas was sacked at crowds in the districts of Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories.

At the airport, the protesters emphasized their opposition to police brutality, rallying around images of a bloodied medic who reportedly lost her eyes this weekend after a tear gas round hit her face. Officers were also seen chasing people down moving escalators while swinging batons.

The increasingly violent demonstrations have plunged the Chinese-ruled territory into its most serious crisis in decades, presenting Chinese leader Xi Jinping with one of his biggest challenges since he came to power in 2012. Some protesters have thrown bricks, eggs and flaming objects at police stations.

Riot police fire pepper spray against protesters during the anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong on Sunday.

Hong Kong's global airport was the world's busiest air cargo hub previous year and the eighth busiest airport for passenger traffic, according to Airports Council worldwide.

Wong has repeatedly called on the us government not to ship crowd control equipment to Hong Kong.

"Some customers have shown a decline in travel bookings to Hong Kong in June and July, as a number of countries have issued safety advisories urging travelers to exercise caution", said Julian Walker, a spokesman for travel management platform CWT, formerly known as Carlson Wagonlit.

The protests have been ongoing for four days at the terminal and have been shouting, "No rioters, only tyranny", Reuters reported. "We won't ask them to stir up trouble".

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By late afternoon, demonstrators had filled both the arrivals and departures halls, blocking passengers from accessing the security checkpoint.

Wong noted that public opinion is about evenly divided for and against the protesters, and that huge demonstrations in support of the SAR government and the Hong Kong police had been totally ignored in mainstream Western news.

"Flash mob protests and random attacks on protesters have become less predictable and are expected to continue", it warns.

Air France said a flight due to depart Hong Kong at 10:50 p.m. there on Monday won't now leave until 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

At Tsim Sha Tsui, one female protester was shot in the right eye with a police's bean bag round, which penetrated through her goggles. Demonstrators were also angered by the use of undercover police, dressed as protesters.

The vehicles are "one of our options for our use of force or special tactics", he added during the Monday presentation.

China has used the threat of terrorism to justify tough measures in its regions of Xinjiang and Tibet, which have been criticized by rights groups and Western governments.

The city's foreign investment promotion agency, InvestHK, boasts that Asia's key markets are "less than four hours away", a big selling point for the 8,000 worldwide companies that have set up sales, operations and research and development centers in Hong Kong.

Consequently, Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg wrote in a memo to employees that the company is legally required to comply with China's aviation authority.

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