On Tuesday, protesters clashed with police in riot gear in Hong Kong’s main airport terminal leaving at least one person injured. Officers attempted to clear out the crowd at the Hong Kong International Airport as the protesters chanted. Several demonstrators were arrested during the confrontation. The Hong Kong Police Force said in a tweet that at least one person was injured and required immediate medical attention but that protesters were blocking ambulance access.
Following the confrontation, President Donald Trump tweeted that he had been informed by U.S. intelligence that the Chinese government was “moving troops to the Border with Hong Kong.” It’s not clear what intelligence agency Trump was referring to or if authorities in China were in fact headed to the border.
Demonstrators have been in the departure hall of the airport for the past several days. Tuesday’s incident was the first time police had moved in on the protesters to clear the terminal.
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