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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong's police clash with protesters at airport

Trump hopes 'nobody gets killed' as tensions mount at Asian transport hub

Riot police disperse anti-extradition-bill protesters during a mass demonstration after a woman was shot in the eye, at the Hong Kong international airport on Aug.13.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's riot police officers entered the city's airport Tuesday evening and clashed with protesters after hundreds of flights were canceled for a second consecutive day, with the sit-ins paralyzing one of the world's busiest air transport hubs.

A video posted on Twitter shows a tense exchange in which an officer takes down a civilian, only to be swarmed by protesters, including a mask-wearing man who grabs the officer's club and starts to beat him with it. Cornered and fearing danger, the officer appears to draw a handgun and points it at the crowd, which then disperses.

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