- Title: Hong Kong protesters attempt to block access to airport
- Date: 1st September 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (SEPTEMBER 1, 2019) (REUTERS) TRAVELLERS PASSING BY PROTESTERS OUTSIDE HONG KONG'S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT PROTESTERS HOLDING THEIR ARM EACH OTHER VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS GATHERED MAN SURROUNDED BY MEDIA CLOSING GATE PROTESTERS SHOUTING PROTESTERS SHOUTING PROTESTS HITTING WALL (SOUNDBITE) (Cantonese) 15-YEAR-OLD PROTESTER WHO CANNOT BE NAMED SAYING: "Dangerous? Everyone who is out today are prepared to be arrested, but 'dangerous' is not an excuse, we should not ignore what is happening because we think it is 'dangerous' and let Hong Kong fall." VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS SETTING UP BARRICADE TRAVELLERS PASSING BY PROTESTERS PROTESTERS CHANTING TRAVELLERS PASSING BY PROTESTERS (SOUNDBITE) (English) HONG KONG RESIDENT, JEFFERY, SAYING: "Yes, I just support to them. I support to them. But I hope that the level will not be risen up. At the same time, I hope the Hong Kong government do some positive reaction to them." VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS LINED UP / TRAVELLERS PASSING BY PROTESTERS HOLDING UP PLACARD PLACARD BEARING PEPE THE FROG IMAGE
- Embargoed: 15th September 2019 09:43
- Keywords: Hong Kong protest airport clash
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Society/Social Issues,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA001AUTQONB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hundreds of protesters gathered outside Hong Kong's international airport on Sunday (September 1), disrupting travel in a bid to focus global attention on their fight for greater democracy in a city facing its biggest political crisis in decades.
Trains to the airport were suspended and traffic was congested after protesters urged the public to overwhelm roads and rail links to one of the world's busiest airports.
But passengers continued to enter and leave the terminal freely, and planes were still taking off. Rain fell as a tropical depression approached Hong Kong from the southeast.
Police warned the airport gathering was illegal and said they would soon conduct a "dispersal operation."
(Production: Joyce Zhou, Angie Teo, Hyunyoung Yi)
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