Demonstrators gather in HK airport amid police brutality and extradition bill

Published August 12, 2019, 11:41 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Carmela Martinez and Richa Noriega

Protesters gather in Hong Kong International Airport against police brutality and the extradition bill Monday, August 12.

Anti-extradition bill demonstrators attend a protest at the arrival hall of Hong Kong Airport, August 9. Demonstrators crowd the arrivals hall at Hong Kong Airport, handing out anti-government leaflets and waving banners in a dozen languages in a bid to raise awareness among visitors ahead of weekend rallies planned across the city. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter)
Anti-extradition bill demonstrators attend a protest at the arrival hall of Hong Kong Airport. Demonstrators crowd the arrivals hall at Hong Kong Airport, handing out anti-government leaflets and waving banners in a dozen languages in a bid to raise awareness among visitors ahead of weekend rallies planned across the city. (REUTERS/Thomas Peter)

Some of the protesters held up placards with the words “Police shot my Eyes”, “HK Police attempt to murder HK citizens”, “Hong Kong is no longer safe ‘police force’ can attack anyone without consequences” and “Abuse of Power and Violence by HK police”.

According to reports, a woman was shot in the eye by police on Sunday night during a confrontation between the police and the demonstrators.

As the protests escalated into their 10th week, police showed off water cannon on street protests.

People demonstrate for the fourth day of protest, traffic to and from the airport were severely disrupted.

All remaining departing and arriving flights were canceled by the Hong Kong airport authorities.

 
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