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Protesters in Hong Kong rally around young woman apparently hit by police projectile
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 13, 2019 12:40 PM CDT

  • Travel chaos: The Hong Kong airport is one of the busiest in the world, and chaotic would be the word to describe the situation for travelers. The airport canceled check-in services, and though that wouldn't affect arriving flights, scores of those were being canceled as well, reports the AP. Stranded travelers were stuck figuring out where to stay and how they might get out. "I cannot blame them, because they are fighting for something," a Filipino traveler tells the AP of the protesters. "But then it's not right if we are the ones suffering."
  • Ominous: Beijing denounced the protests as "terrorism," and troops appeared to be assembling in Shenzhen, which borders Hong Kong, reports the Guardian.
  • Trump: Asked about the situation Tuesday afternoon, the president said, per MSNBC: "The Hong Kong thing is a very tough situation, very tough. We'll what see what happens. But I'm sure it'll work out. I hope it works out for everybody, including China, by the way."
  • A primer: The Guardian recaps the reason for the protests, which began weeks ago over a controversial bill that would have made it possible to extradite people to China from Hong Kong. Since then, they've morphed into more general protests about civil rights and police brutality.
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