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Thursday, Sep 24, 2020

Protesters rampantly damaged facilities at Tung Chung MTR station

Mayhem in Tung Chung near Hong Kong airport as protesters shut down trains, smash control room. They dismantled the CCTV systems, damaged the entry gates and fire-safety facilities and shattered the windows of the customer service centre.
Anti-government protesters are planning to gridlock transport links serving Hong Kong International Airport on Sunday afternoon, a day after police used water cannons and tear gas against demonstrators who had hurled petrol bombs and bricks at them.
Protesters are calling on the public to overwhelm roads and rail links to the airport on Sunday and Monday to cause flights to be cancelled, in a hoped-for repeat of their actions a fortnight ago.
Two other groups of protesters also plan to protest in the northern town of Tin Shui Wai, and outside the British consulate in Admiralty. The protest in Admiralty is expected to call on London to give British National (Overseas) passport holders the right to live in the UK.
An emergency announcement from the MTR Corp is telling everyone to evacuate and leave Hong Kong and Central stations as soon as possible.
Long Win Bus - which provides bus services between the airport, Tung Chung and the New Territories - has suspended all E route services, S1 and S64.
Police warn protesters at the Tung Chung MTR station to stop committing illegal acts and to leave the scene immediately. "From around 5.30 pm, violent protesters rampantly damaged facilities at Tung Chung MTR station. They dismantled the CCTV systems, damaged the entry gates and fire-safety facilities and shattered the windows of the customer service centre.
"Also, the violent protesters have blocked roads at various locations in Tung Chung, burned barricades and the national flag and caused heavy congestion in the vicinity," it says in a statement.
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