Police fire tear gas at pro-democracy protesters during clashes in Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

US lawmakers vow ‘swift consequences’ if Chinese military cracks down in Hong Kong

  • State Department expresses ‘staunch support’ for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in wake of pro-democracy demonstrations
  • Politicians from both parties speak out in the wake of Donald Trump’s apparent reluctance to take a strong stand on the turmoil
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Police fire tear gas at pro-democracy protesters during clashes in Sham Shui Po in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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The full impact of the airport protests only became clear on Wednesday when the number of flights affected was revealed. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong airport struggles to pick up pieces after 1,000 flights grounded as security tightened after court order secured to clear protesters

  • Unprecedented violence at airport sparks widespread condemnation including from Beijing and local officials, residents and tourists, as well as business groups
  • Protesters also cable-tied, beat and tormented for several hours two mainland Chinese men they caught in terminal building
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The full impact of the airport protests only became clear on Wednesday when the number of flights affected was revealed. Photo: Dickson Lee
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