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Hong Kong braces for airport protests

Sep 07. 2019
Heavy police presence is seen at the International Finance Centre, Hong Kong, Sept 7, 2019. (PHOTO / CHINA DAILY)
Heavy police presence is seen at the International Finance Centre, Hong Kong, Sept 7, 2019. (PHOTO / CHINA DAILY)
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By Chinadailyhk.com/Asia News Network

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Hong Kong authorities were limiting airport transport services and controlling access to terminals Saturday as they braced for a second weekend of disruption following overnight demonstrations that turned violent.

 

Violent erupted again late Friday in the crowded Mong Kok as protesters trashed facilities in MTR stations and set fires on the street. Police have used tear gas to disperse the crowds.

3:52 pm (HK time) Tung Chung Line train service adjusted

As crowds gathered in Tung Chung Station and the surrounding areas, train service on the Tung Chung Line has been adjusted to 15-minute intervals, according to a statement issued by the MTR Corporation.

3 pm Heavy police presence at IFC

Heavy police presence was seen at the International Finance Centre, where travelers could get the train to the airport.

As a precaution, express train service ran from the station directly to the airport, skipping all stations in-between. Only those with flight tickets can enter the terminals, airport officials said.

 

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