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Hong Kong Protesters Take Suspected Undercover Police Officer Hostage During Violent Stand-Off Inside Airport

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13.08.2019

Hong Kong airport has been described as “out of control” as the travel hub served as a battleground for protesters and police officers.

For the second day running, disruptions have led to the cancellation of all outbound flights and social media posts from reporters on the scene reveal the scale of the violent protests.

One Twitter thread chronicles an “ugly confrontation” which saw a man being detained by a group of protestors.

It was initially suspected that he was an undercover police officer, but there were later claims he was a local journalist.

Sharing a picture of a man surrounded by protesters, cameras and a member of the emergency services, CNN producer James Grffiths wrote: “Ugly confrontation between a huge crowd of protesters and a man they believe is an undercover cop has been ongoing for over an hour now.

“Have zip tied the man’s hands and fighting over whether to move him. He’s collapsed twice.”

Ugly confrontation between a huge crowd of protesters and a man they believe is an undercover cop has been ongoing for over an hour now. Have zip tied the man’s hands and fighting over whether to move him. He’s collapsed twice. pic.twitter.com/EfD13TLMA6

— 𝕛𝕒𝕞𝕖𝕤 𝕘𝕣𝕚𝕗𝕗𝕚𝕥𝕙𝕤 🇭🇰🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (@jgriffiths) August 13, 2019

“Having bound him fear now is his ties are too tight and could cut off circulation,” he added in a second post. “Any attempt to change them causes more fights to break out among........

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