- Title: Trains to Hong Kong airport suspended amid protester disruption
- Date: 1st September 2019
- Summary: PROTESTER HOLDING UP PLACARD READING (English) "WE ARE BRITISH" PROTESTER HOLDING BNO PASSPORT AND CHANTING (English) "CHEER UP!" PROTESTER HOLDING UP BNO PASSPORT (SOUNDBITE) (Cantonese) 53-YEAR-OLD HONG KONG RESIDENT, SOFTWARE ENGINEER LEE KWOK-TUNG, SAYING: "As for Hong Kong, there's no way it can just belong to any particular government, the most important thing is that Hong Kong belongs to the people of Hong Kong. And if the people of Hong Kong are willing to accept a certain government (as its ruler), that should be something that people of Hong Kong should decide for themselves. For example, the people of Hong Kong could vote, does Hong Kong belong to China, to the United Kingdom, or to the people of Hong Kong, to establish their own government. That's how it should be done." PROTESTER HOLDING UP UNION JACK PROTESTER WEARING SUNGLASSES PROTESTER HOLDING UP UNION JACK PROTESTER HOLDING HONG KONG COLONIAL FLAG PROTESTERS ASSEMBLED OUTSIDE THE BRITISH CONSULATE IN HONG KONG
- Embargoed: 15th September 2019 10:28
- Keywords: Hong Kong train protest
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA005AUTQN2F
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Trains to Hong Kong's international airport were suspended on Sunday (September 1) as pro-democracy protesters threatened to disrupt transport links to the airport, the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) operator said.
Several hundred demonstrators also gathered outside the British Consulate in central Hong Kong on Sunday, waving Union Jack flags and chanting "God save the Queen."
They urged the British government to declare the invalidity of Sino-British Joint Declaration and give them full citizenship.
Police and protesters clashed overnight in some of the most intense violence on Saturday (August 31) since unrest erupted more than three months ago over concerns Beijing was planning to erode the autonomy granted to the city when it was handed back to China from Britain in 1997.
(Production: Xihao Jiang, Aleksander Solum, Angie Teo, Hyunyoung Yi)
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