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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong police fire tear gas after fending off airport protest

Demonstrators attack metro and rail stations

Hong Kong riot police were in a stand off with protesters in Tung Chung on Sept. 7, but no violence was reported.   © Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) --  Hong Kong police prevented anti-government protesters from blocking access to the airport on Saturday, but fired tear gas for a second night running in the Chinese-ruled city's densely populated district of Mong Kok in the 14th week of unrest.

Police checked for tickets and passports to allow only airline passengers through to the airport to avoid the chaos of last weekend, when activists blocked approach roads, threw debris on to train tracks and trashed the MTR subway station in the nearby new town of Tung Chung.

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