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Hong Kong International Airport has been shut down over night, all the passengers left grounded flights, after thousands of protesters staged a sit-in in the main terminal.
President Trump said Tuesday that he has learned, the Chinese government sent their military to the border to Hong Kong amid mounting clashes between police and pro-democracy protesters.
“Our intelligence has informed us that the Chinese government is moving troops to the border to Hong Kong,” the President tweeted. “Everyone should be quiet and safe!”
For more than two months, Hong Kong has seen mass protests pushing for democratic reforms and an investigation into the police conduct.
The demonstrations have, in turn, advancing concerns among U.S. officials, how far China would go to a bar. “The United States of America, and all freedom-loving peoples of the whole world, must be ready to move quickly to defend the freedom, if China escalates the conflict in Hong Kong,” Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said in a statement.
Journalists in New Jersey on Tuesday, Trump said, “Hong Kong thing is a very difficult situation.”
“Very, very hard,” he said. “We’ll see what happens. But I’m sure it will work out. I hope it works for everyone, including China, by the way.”
The President tweeted that some people “blame” him for the events in Hong Kong, although it was unclear what criticism he was referring to.
“A lot annoy me, and the United States, for the problems in Hong Kong. I can’t imagine why?” the President tweeted.
Earlier at the Hong Kong airport Tuesday, the protesters shut down operations for the second straight day, flooding hazards in the main terminal. Officers, armed with pepper spray and batons confronted the protesters to barricade the Luggage, the inputs car to the airport terminal.
HONG KONG PROTESTERS clash WITH POLICE, ARMED WITH pepper spray AT the AIRPORT
The authorities were day forced to cancel all remaining flights on one of the busiest airports in the world from 4:30 a.m. local time, only a, after protesters were able to successfully shut down all operations hazards.
Protesters demand that the Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to step down and pull legislation that would allow the government to request the extradition of the people to the people’s Republic of China, where they are likely to face torture or unfair politically sensitive studies. The recent demonstrations have for an independent investigation of the city, the police and her alleged abuse of power.
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Lam said on Tuesday that the dialogue would begin only if the violence stopped. They reiterated their support for the police and said she had to on the spot decisions in difficult circumstances, with “the lowest level of force.”
Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj and The Associated Press contributed to this report.