Pro-democracy protesters target Hong Kong airport, block roads and trains

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have blocked roads to the territory’s airport, disrupting normal flight operations.

Trains to the airport were halted and roads were blocked. Passengers were forced to walk to the terminal.

However, most flights operated as normal, but delays were reported.

Thousands of protesters who tried to enter the terminal building but were stopped by riot police.

“If we disrupt the airport, more foreigners will read the news about Hong Kong,” one protester was quoted by the Reuters.

On Saturday, police and protesters clashed during a banned rally.

Live warning shots were fired into the air and tear gas and water cannon used to disperse tens of thousands of protesters. Images also showed riot police hitting people with batons and using pepper spray on a train in Hong Kong’s metro.

People took to the streets on Saturday to mark the fifth anniversary of the Beijing government banning fully democratic elections in China’s special administrative region.

The crisis in Hong Kong continues for the 13th consecutive weekend.