- Title: Trains to Hong Kong airport suspended amid protester disruption
- Date: 1st September 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (SEPTEMBER 1, 2019) (REUTERS) PLATFORM OF AIRPORT EXPRESS AT HONG KONG STATION STAFF TALKING TO TOURISTS ENTRANCE TO AIRPORT EXPRESS SCREEN SHOWING AIRPORT EXPRESS SERVICE SUSPENDED VARIOUS OF AIRPORT EXPRESS STAFF TALKING TO TOURISTS TOURISTS LISTENING RED SIGN WITH 'X' MARK ON IT (SOUNDBITE) (English) 20-YEAR-OLD TOURIST FROM SOUTH KOREA, KIM JI-WON, SAYING: "It is definitely disturbing (my travels), but I think it's respectable, because they're trying to do what's best for them. So I think for us as visitors, it's best to - even though it's disturbing and inconvenient, it's best to for us to respect it." PASSENGER TALKING TO MTR STAFF MAP OF HONG KONG MTR ROUTES PASSENGERS LOOKING AT MTR MAP (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE TOURIST, TANG PINGPENG, SAYING: "I have no idea why they are doing this. But I am good right now. Because I got the notice in advance that there will be some protesters, I have plenty of time." PASSENGERS PUSHING LUGGAGE PASSENGERS ENTERING LIFT AT HONG KONG STATION PASSENGERS PUSHING LUGGAGE LIFT DOORS CLOSING PROTESTER CHANTING (English) "WE ARE BRITISH!"
- 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: LVA001AUTQN2F
- 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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