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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong airport wins court order to stop protests

Trump tweeted he has intelligence China is moving troops to the city's border

Armed police patrol the departure hall of the airport in Hong Kong on Wednesday morning after the previous night's clashes with protesters.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Following two days of flight cancellations, the operator of Hong Kong International Airport has obtained a court injunction to stop protesters from blocking outbound passengers.

The demonstrators, who are demanding an inquiry into heavy-handed police tactics and other issues, brought one of the world's busiest air hubs to a virtual halt for much of Monday and Tuesday. The police intervened late Tuesday after protesters attacked two men they suspected of being undercover spies. The resulting violent clashes saw the police use pepper spray and batons.

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