Beijing Calls Violence At Hong Kong Airport 'Near-Terrorist Acts' - Official
Sumaira FH 10 days ago Wed 14th August 2019 | 12:30 PM
BEIJING (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th August, 2019) Beijing strongly condemns violent actions against two Chinese citizens, carried out by protesters at Hong Kong airport and calls them "near-terrorist acts," Xu Luying, spokeswoman for China's State Council's Hong Kong and Macau Office, said on Wednesday.
A Shenzhen resident, who had arrived at the airport to pick up friends, was in particular captured by protesters and beaten. The activists also prevented medical staff from providing assistance to him and it took the police four hours to remove the man from the aggressive crowd.
Both injured men are still in a hospital.
Xu emphasized that in the past few days "radical elements" in Hong Kong had completely crossed the line of law, morality and humanity.
Mass rallies erupted in Hong Kong in early June as the authorities were considering adopting a bill that would allow the autonomous Chinese city to extradite suspects to jurisdictions with which it did not have an extradition agreement, including mainland China. Pressured by the protests, the government indefinitely suspended the bill and city's Chief Executive Carrie Lam issued a public apology. However, the protesters still demand the complete withdrawal of the extradition amendments and also call for investigations into the actions of police during previous protests.