All Hong Kong flights cancelled as protestors are met with violence

All Hong Kong flights cancelled as protestors are met with violence

Trump has so far been muted on the growing unrest in Hong Kong, saying it is an internal affair for China, while acknowledging that the protesters "are looking for democracy".

Increasingly violent demonstrations in Hong Kong have plunged the Chinese-ruled territory into its most serious crisis in decades, presenting Chinese leader Xi Jinping with one of his biggest popular challenges and raising fears of direct intervention by Beijing.

On Monday, both the Global Times and People's Daily posted a short video clip showing dozens of Armored Personnel Carriers (APC) traveling in a convoy to Guangdong province's Shenzhen ahead of what a Beijing military expert claims are regular exercises.

"Societies are best served when diverse political views are respected and can be freely and peacefully expressed".

Amnesty International is calling on all governments to suspend transfers of less lethal "crowd control" equipment to Hong Kong until a full and independent investigation is carried out, and adequate safeguards are put in place.

With the United States engaged in a growing trade war with China, Trump has been notably reluctant to get involved in the drama.

"The U.S. should stand by the people of Hong Kong as they seek freedom", said Olivia Enos, a senior policy analyst with the Heritage Organization, a conservative think tank in Washington.

HONG Kong police unveiled water cannon trucks today as a new way to combat pro-democracy protesters, after tear gas and rubber bullets failed to stop more than two months of rallies.

Last week, State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus called China a "thuggish regime" for disclosing photographs and personal details of a USA diplomat who met with Hong Kong's student leaders.

Britain, Hong Kong's former colonial ruler, is concerned about the latest violence in Hong Kong and wants calm from all sides, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday.



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