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Hong Kong flights resume, but protestors return to airport Updated: 2019-08-13 16:29:45 KST

Protestors returned to Hong Kong's international airport on Tuesday, a day after a massive demonstration forced it to shut down.
Flights had resumed early Tuesday morning, but massive protests the previous day caused hundreds of flights to be cancelled and delayed.
Now there'll be more disruptions.

The protesters at the airport were angry about the use of tear gas and non-lethal ammunition against street protestors on Sunday, which apparently caused one female demonstrator a serious eye injury.
The protests started more than two months ago over a now-suspended bill that would allow China to extradite fugitives or suspects from the city.
Earlier on Tuesday, Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam spoke to reporters, defending the police.

"..Policemen have to make on-the-spot judgements of how to best ensure the safety of people in that particular situation. The police have their code of practice to follow. The police have very rigid and stringent guidelines in the use of appropriate force, and those require the lowest level of force in dealing with such situations."

Lam urged the people of Hong Kong to calm down and face what's really happening in the city, expressing concerns that violence is pushing the city down a path of no return and that the city will need a long time to recover.
But when asked whether she had the authority to scrap the extradition bill without China's approval, Lam was not able to give a straight answer.

Kim Mok-yeon, Arirang news.
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