- Title: Hong Kong medics remove man who Global Times says is their reporter
- Date: 13th August 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (AUGUST 14, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** MEDICS CARRYING THROUGH CROWD ON A STRETCHER MAN WHO PROTESTERS SAY IS AN UNDERCOVER POLICE BUT GLOBAL TIMES SAYS IS THEIR REPORTER FU GUOHAO MEDICS CARRYING MAN INTO AMBULANCE VARIOUS OF AMBULANCE DRIVING AWAY
- Embargoed: 27th August 2019 17:37
- Keywords: Hong Kong airport injured man undercover policeman anti-government protesters cancelled flights China extradition
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA001AS1Y8G7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Medics fought their way through a crowd of journalists and protesters at Hong Kong's international airport on Tuesday (August 13) to remove a man who demonstrators say is undercover police but is claimed by Globe Times as its reporter.
Global Times is a tabloid published by the Ruling Communist Party's People's Daily.
In a tweet, Hu Xijin, the newspaper's editor in chief wrote: "GT reporter Fu Guohao has been rescued by police and sent to the hospital. We're still learning about his injury conditions.
In an earlier tweet, Hu had attached a video and said that Fu was tied up by demonstrators.
Reuters cannot verify protesters' claim about the man.
Clashes have broken out at the airport Tuesday evening between police and protesters when riot police moved in, pushing some protesters back and using pepper spray at times amid heated scenes.
Protesters also barricaded some passageways in the airport with luggage trolleys and other objects.
Flights at one of the world's busiest airports have been disrupted for a second day, plunging the former British colony deeper into turmoil.
Ten weeks of increasingly violent clashes between police and protesters have roiled the Asian financial hub as thousands of residents chafe at a perceived erosion of freedoms and autonomy under Chinese rule.
(Production: Aleksander Solum, Ebrahim Harris, Xihao Jiang)
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