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Police use pepper spray in scuffles with protesters at Hong Kong airport

AFP  |  Hong Kong 

A small group of riot police used pepper spray to beat back protesters outside the city's airport on Tuesday night as they tried to escort a man who was being taken away in an ambulance.

Around two dozen officers found their police van blocked by a few hundred hardline protesters as it followed the ambulance, an AFP reporter on the scene said.

The police officers jumped out of the van to clear a path, using pepper spray on the crowds and detaining at least two people.

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First Published: Tue, August 13 2019. 21:05 IST