Hong Kong Airport Protesters Clash With Police; China Blames Pelosi, McConnell 

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Protesters occupied the Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) for a second day, resulting in many cancelled flights and stoking fears what effect the unrest will have on the city’s economy. The airport alone makes up about 5 percent of Hong Kong’s gross domestic product, making it an easy target for the demonstrators.

The airport has resumed operations with tightened security after two days of mass cancellations. There is also an order from the High Court now that prevents obstruction of the functioning of the airport, making protesters who violate it liable to arrest and prosecution.

The uprisings began in June as a protest to an unpopular extradition bill that has since been shelved but not formally withdrawn. The main “players” are the pro-democracy demonstrators and supporters, the mainland Communist Chinese rulers who control the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), and the Hong Kong local government…

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