Trump says China moving troops to its border with Hong Kong

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For a second day, protesters occupying Hong Kong's global airport have halted hundreds of departures, prompting further threats from Beijing, condemnations from Hong Kong officials and calls by the city's corporate chiefs for order to be restored.

It was another hour before he was taken away in an ambulance, but there was more trouble outside the terminal as protesters turned on police who were there initially to help the ambulance leave.

After a brief period early in the day when flights were able to take off and land, the airport authority suspended check-in services for departing flights as of 4:30pm.

An AFP reporter at departures said check-in desks were operating normally and only a handful of protesters remained, a lot of them sleeping.

Hong Kong police said Wednesday that they had arrested five people for possession of weapons and for assaulting officers amid ongoing protests at the Hong Kong International Airport.

A convoy of olive-green Chinese military trucks was seen heading toward the semi-autonomous city, which has been wracked by anti-government protests for weeks.

Netizens soon began to criticise the Australian man for not understanding the reason people in Hong Kong were protesting in the first place.

Protesters blocked travellers from accessing flights, using luggage trolleys to build barriers.

In messages posted online, protesters apologised to reporters, paramedics and travellers and vowed to "learn from our mistakes".

Earlier on Tuesday, a journalist from China's Global Times media outlet was claimed to have been seized by protesters at the airport.

The man was later driven away in an ambulance after fellow protesters and volunteer medics carried him away.

Mr. Leung is among Hong Kong's lowest class.

In 2018, 1.02 million tourists visited Thailand from Hong Kong, generating revenues of 42 billion baht.

Demonstrators form a barricade as they clash with riot police at Hong Kong International Airport, Aug. 13, 2019. Today's cancelations are once again due to hundreds of protesters staging a sit-in, this time at the departure halls, preventing checked-in passengers from reaching their planes.

What began as a largely leaderless effort to block legislation allowing extraditions to mainland China has expanded into a list of demands including investigations into police tactics and a direct vote to replace Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

They were said to be holding identity cards showing they were police officers from mainland China.

The protesters also found that Xu had received a message saying "Everyone to the second terminal building" on Wechat, a Chinese social media app.

President Donald Trump said reports from USA intelligence agencies shows the Chinese government is moving troops to its border with Hong Kong. "Everyone should be calm and safe!" he commented. "Their behaviors show extreme contempt for the rule of law", said Xu Luying, a spokeswoman for China's Hong Kong and Macao Affiars Office.

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