TAIPEI (The China Post) – Anti-government protesters clashed with riot police at Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday night, bringing unprecedented violence to the ongoing protest against the Extradition Bill.
The late-night chaos came after belligerent protesters spent hours detaining a young man they claimed was an undercover agent from mainland China at the check-in area in the departure hall.
The South China Morning Post reported that the protester had his hands secured with cable ties as he was surrounded by protesters. The latter blocked paramedics from taking him away at around 10 p.m. after he lost consciousness.
The man earlier told Hong Kong media earlier he was from Shenzhen and went to the airport to see off friends. He denied that he was a public security officer, media said.