- Title: Protesters detain man who Global Times says is their reporter
- Date: 13th August 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (AUGUST 13, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** PROTESTERS IN AIRPORT DETAINING MAN WHO THEY CLAIM IS UNDERCOVER POLICE BUT GLOBAL TIMES SAYS IS THEIR REPORTER FU GUOHAO VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS MOVING DETAINED MAN DETAINED MAN SPEAKING, PHONES BEING HELD UP TO DETAINED MAN PROTESTERS SPEAKING AMONGST THEMSELVES DETAINED MAN PROTESTERS GATHERED, U.S. FLAG BEING FLOWN
- Embargoed: 27th August 2019 17:09
- Keywords: Hong Kong airport riot police China protesters undercover police officer
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA001AS1Y62V
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Protesters detained a man who they say is an undercover police but is claimed by Globe Times as its reporter in Hong Kong's international airport on Tuesday (August 13).
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.
Moments before the scene, riot police were blocked from entering the airport by protesters with bouts of scuffles in which an injured person was taken out of the main terminal by medics.
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: Ebrahim Harris, Vin Shahrestani)
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