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Hong Kong agitators take protest chant to arrivals at international airport

Hong Kong residents have been protesting for more than a month, calling for democratic reforms and the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill in the Chinese territory

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A demonstrator holds a banner during a protest against the recent violence in Yuen Long, at Hong Kong airport, China on July 26, 2019

Protesters in have taken their cause to one of the busiest airports in the world.

Demonstrators dressed in black filled the arrival hall Friday at Airport, where they greeted visitors with chants of "There are no riots, there's only tyranny!"

residents have been protesting for more than a month, calling for democratic reforms and the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill in the Chinese territory.

Their demands include direct elections, the dissolution of the current legislature, and an investigation into alleged police brutality.

Clashes between protesters and police and other parties have become increasingly violent.

A mob of white-clad men brutally attacked people at a rail station Sunday. Their apparent targets were pro-democracy protesters who had attended a march earlier that day.

First Published: Fri, July 26 2019. 13:10 IST
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