WATCH: Passenger clashes with protesters at Hong Kong airport

Jacque Manabat, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 13 2019 11:52 PM | Updated as of Aug 14 2019 12:54 AM


(UPDATED) A passenger clashed with protesters at the Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday.

The passenger, out of frustration, hit protesters blocking the departure gate of the airport.

Another protester pulled her hair.

The passenger bound for Greece said she needs to go home to get her medicine.

Protesters later clashed with police at the airport after flights were disrupted for a second day, plunging the former British colony deeper into turmoil.

The scuffles broke out in the evening between police and protesters, after an injured person was taken out of the main terminal by medics.

Hundreds of flights to and from Hong Kong were canceled Tuesday even though its airport resumed operations in the morning following anti-government protests there that prompted massive flight cancellations the previous day.

Thousands of protesters, angry with the government's refusal to fully withdraw a now-suspended extradition bill and police violence during protests, swarmed the airport.

The airport disruptions followed a three-day, peaceful sit-in at the airport's arrivals hall from Friday to protest against the controversial bill which would allow the transfer of fugitives to jurisdictions with which Hong Kong has no extradition arrangements, including mainland China. - with reports from Kyodo News and Reuters