Hong Kong Police Averts Second Straight Weekend Disruptions by beefing up Security around Airport

  • Hong Kong authorities averted a 2nd straight weekend of disruptions by pro-democracy activists by escalating the security near the airport on Saturday. For weeding out the protesters, the Hong Kong police carried out extensive checks and inspections on trains as well as buses that are headed towards the airport. Only the people having valid plane tickets were allowed to enter the airport terminals. The protesters milling around an adjoining bus terminal were chased off by the police. Though the extradition bill (which would have allowed criminal suspects to be sent to the mainland China) was withdrawn officially by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Wednesday, the protesters say that the action is too late and too little.