Protesters Swarm Hong Kong Airport Again
The semi-autonomous territory’s international airport canceled all departures for the second straight day after pro-democracy demonstrators returned on Tuesday to raise pressure on the government. Earlier today, Chief Executive Carrie Lam warned that Hong Kong could be “pushed into an abyss.” During her press conference, she appeared shaken as she faced criticism from local reporters — many of whom condemned her handling of the crisis.
What’s next? Escalation appears likely after the 10-week-old movement reached a critical new phase, while observers have noted a build-up of Chinese paramilitary police in the border city of Shenzhen.