TAIPEI (The China Post) – Anti-government activists have called for occupying the Hong Kong International Airport again on Monday, following a series of violent clashes in Hong Kong a day earlier, which led to injuries to both protesters and police officers.
More than 40 people were injured and sent to hospitals across the city, including a female protester who could lose her right eye after she was reportedly hit with beanbag round fired by police, the South China Morning Post said.
The airport was occupied by hundreds of protesters from Friday to Sunday to secure international backing for the movement against the now-abandoned Extradition Bill.
The fresh demonstration plans, with some calling for 1 million people to descend on the airport on Monday, are made with slogans of “an eye for an eye” and “not any one of the five demands could be missing.”
The protesters hope that their actions would further exert pressure on the government to respond to their demands, including the establishment of a commission of inquiry to look into the extradition bill-related protests, along with police’s handling of demonstrations. ●