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Cathay threatens to fire staff over 'illegal' HK protests

Cathay threatens to fire staff over 'illegal' HK protests”

"Our aim is no injuries, no bleeding and not getting arrested", said a 17-year-old student protester who gave his family name as Chan.

Authorities have arrested over 600 people since the rallies began in June.

Luxury shops were caught up in the protests, with some shoppers even taking pictures of riot police, while other bystanders - at one stage hundreds - jeered the officers.

"The police's abuse of power is so out in the open", organizer Wai-ming Ng said in a speech at the rally. At one point, protesters blocked the entrance to a plaza to prevent police from entering.

Hong Kong has reportedly ordered three of the vehicles at a cost of HK$27 million (RM14.4 million), though police declined to confirm the exact price-tag.

A massive traffic jam soon formed on the highway leading back to Hong Kong's city centre. "I think it's unbelievable".

They said that they were disillusioned with the inaction of the current administration that has led Hong Kong "into an age of decay".

Eve Lui (呂天忻), who represents Hong Kong Higher Institutions International Affairs Delegations, said Taiwan has witnessed how Hong Kong has fallen from a free and democratic state into an undemocratic one since 1997.

The Hong Kong Government responded on their official website condemning the "violence" of the protestors.

"An eye for an eye" read one call for a protest this afternoon at the city's airport.

The phrase, popularized by legendary martial artist Bruce Lee, speaks to the ability to adapt oneself to fast-changing situations.

It was the 10th consecutive weekend that protesters have taken to the streets in a movement that began over opposition to a bill allowing extradition to mainland China.

Over the weekend, as demonstrators threw up barricades across the city, police shot volleys of tear gas into crowded underground train stations for the first time, and fired bean-bag rounds at close range.

That became a cat-and-mouse chase with demonstrators late into the summer night.

The police were condemned for heavy-handedness at a news conference by three individuals who said they represented the protesters and reiterated a demand for an independent panel to investigate incidents of excessive force.

China's denunciations of Washington's "black hand" is a warning that it is preparing a pretext to crack down on the Hong Kong demonstrators.

Thousands of activists also occupied the airport arrivals hall for a third day in a row, while others turned out earlier at a downtown park.

In a separate incident, protesters gathered outside a police station in Sham Shui Po and stood their ground as they were surrounded by officers wearing protective gear who looked down at them from a tall wall.

Some volunteers also greeted tourists with pamphlets in English and Chinese explaining why they were there and apologizing for the inconvenience brought to travelers.

For many hours people staged a sit-in at the airport, the second since Friday, to attract worldwide attention to their cause.

It would also have a major impact on Beijing's ambitions to reunify the mainland with the democratically-governed island of Taiwan.



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