Protesters gather at Hong Kong airport following violent night

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters

Transport to and from Hong Kong International Airport was disrupted for hours as protesters barricaded roads, leaving traffic gridlocked and stranding hundreds of tourists at the terminal.

The protests last night followed a night of violent clashes with police Saturday, during which protesters threw petrol bombs and set fires and police responded with water cannon and tear gas.

Police were also seen rushing into a subway station to make dozens of arrests.It was the 13th consecutive weekend of protests in Hong Kong, concluding days of escalation in which a number of activist leaders and lawmakers were arrested, and speculation heightened about China’s strategy toward the city’s pro-democracy movement.

Gridlock at airport (Click for more)

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