HONG KONG – Hong Kong authorities faced a barrage of questions after they have admitted deploying some of their ‘disguised officers’ and targeted violent protesters during an intense weekend of clashes.
As protests in Hong Kong enter their 10th consecutive week, videos have emerged of police officers dressed as anti-government demonstrators engaging in violent clashes with protest groups.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Tang Ping-
The deputy commisioner however, refused to give additional information of how many were involved and when did the undercover operation began.
Right groups and democracy activists called for an investigation regarding the use of excessive force of Hong Kong authorities before making arrests.
“Clashes between protesters and police over the weekend escalated to another level especially on the police side,” said Man-Kei Tam, director of Amnesty International Hong Kong.
Meanwhile, Hong Kong International airport said it will restart its flights starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday after 180 flight schedules were completely shut down when thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators occupied the major terminal hub.
Mayhem ensued in one of the world’s busiest airports.
Airport staff advised passengers to leave the airport for their own safety, but traffic outside was at a near standstill, and public transportation was clogged. Some passengers and departing protesters opted to walk.