Pro­test­ers paral­yse Hong Kong’s air­port

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HONG KONG’s in­ter­na­tional air­port ground to a halt yes­ter­day as 5,000 anti-gov­ern­ment pro­test­ers staged a sit-in over the ex­tra­di­tion bill and the shooting of a woman ac­tivist.

All flights were can­celled in the fourth day of dis­rup­tion.

Cam­paign­ers are op­posed to peo­ple ac­cused of crimes be­ing ex­tra­dited to main­land China. They are also call­ing for more democ­racy and an end to po­lice bru­tal­ity.

“This is about our free­dom,” said a 24-year-old who only gave his name as Yu.

Pic­tures: TY­RONE SIU & JAMES POMFRET/REUTERS

Mass sit-in at air­port yes­ter­day, top, and po­lice sub­due pro­tester

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