Hong Kong cancels 130 flights as protesters flood its airport

Mind your own business, China tells Dominic Raab after Hong Kong call

Mind your own business, China tells Dominic Raab after Hong Kong call

Police said one officer had been injured by a petrol bomb hurled by a protester in Tsim Sha Tsui and that bricks had also been hurled at officers.

Increasingly restive protests have plunged Hong Kong into its most serious political crisis in decades, posing the biggest threat to Beijing's rule of the semi-autonomous southern Chinese city since its handover from Britain in 1997.

Hong Kong officials have refused to concede to any demands made by the protesters, including the creation of an independent commission into police actions against protesters and the full withdrawal of the controversial extradition plan.

"We've been running all day but we're not exhausted", said Ah Sing, a protester in his 30s, wearing a black vest and surgical mask while he rushed from one protest to another.

The protests have been condemned by the central government in Beijing, which has accused foreign powers of fuelling unrest.

Former Trump Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland and former Army Intelligence & Special Operations Brett Velicovich says the Chinese government is very anxious the Hong Kong protests could spill over to Beijing.

The protests have morphed into a broader bid to reverse a slide of democratic freedoms in the southern Chinese city.

Both groups left shortly afterwards, avoiding confrontation with police, adhering to a new strategy recently adopted by protesters: "be water".

Authorities have begun emphasizing the damage on the city's economy, already buffeted by China's slowdown and the U.S.

However, China's Civil Aviation Authority issued a warning to Cathay Pacific about the involvement of its staff in "riots". "For us, it's like, 'Live free or die.' We don't want to live in a world like China now".

"The police have told a lot of lies to Hong Kong people".

Yet activists' demands have grown to include greater democracy and Lam's resignation.

As thousands like Ting and Tsang brought traffic to a standstill on Hong Kong island, smaller simultaneous demonstration at Sham Shui Po in Kowloon were the first to be hit with police teargas.

Protesters, however, said they would continue with such provocative actions, because it was proving effective in rattling the government and wining the support of Hong Kong residents.

"Hong Kong has reached an inflection point where all those who are concerned about Hong Kong's future must say "no, ' to law breakers and 'no" to those engaged in violence".

Young people have been at the forefront of the activism.

Hong Kongers made a decision to take to the streets day and night because their democratic system has been greatly eroded, and problems generated by ineffective government and an out-of-control police force can not be addressed through the political system, he said.

Legislators and journalists were invited to witness the display of extreme crowd control tactics, which came after a weekend of protests at the airport and on the streets of one of the city's main shopping districts.