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Hong Kong airport reopens after clash over Beijing ‘spies’

Hong Kong airport reopens after clash over Beijing ‘spies’


A man accused by protesters at Hong Kong airport of being a spy was tied up and forced to sit on the floorRICK FINDLER/SPA

Flights have resumed in and out of Hong Kong’s airport after a two-day occupation ended in a violent clash between protesters and riot police over two Chinese travellers accused of being spies.

A newly-obtained court injunction has drastically reduced the number of protesters at one of the world’s busiest airports. This morning, protesters apologised for disrupting travel plans, obstructing paramedics and mistreating members of the press.

The Airport Authority said the interim court order bans anyone from “unlawfully and wilfully obstructing or interfering with the proper use” of the airport. No demonstration is allowed except in designated areas.

Unease hovers over Hong Kong after President Trump said that China was moving troops to the border with Hong Kong, and urged calm after Carrie Lam, the

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