"Though people may share different views, it is essential that we all respect each other, our customers and members of the public".
Now in their third month, mass protests started in June, when government critics demanded that the city withdraw an amended bill that would allow the government to ship criminal suspects elsewhere for trial, including mainland China.
This weekend's round of pro-democracy rallies marks the tenth straight weekend for the demonstrations. She said she was anxious about escalating violence, but added that "the protesters were just trying to protect themselves against police violence".
Such an intervention, were it to take place, would have nothing to do with defending democratic rights in Hong Kong, but would be aimed at prosecuting U.S. imperialist interests and undermining China.
The shutdown began at 4 p.m., just as a spokesman for the State Council's highest Hong Kong affairs office in Beijing said protesters showed "signs of terrorism".
Hong Kong officials have refused to concede to any demands made by the protesters, including the creation of an independent commission into police actions against protesters and the full withdrawal of the controversial extradition plan.
Anti-government protesters wearing gas masks and wielding home-made shields launched bricks and blocked traffic on Sunday in yet another day of demonstrations that has plunged Hong Kong into its most serious crisis in decades. Heavily-armed riot police used tear gas and batons to attempt to intimidate protesters, resulting in injuries and arrests.
Scantlebury and her brother, Julian, grew up in Hong Kong but study in the United Kingdom and Australia, respectively.
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On some protesters' act of hurling petrol bombs at police officers in Cheung Sha Wan and the shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui, Yang condemned such attacks as "senseless".
Hong Kong airport has suspended check-in for all remaining flights on Monday (Aug. 12) due to ongoing pro-democracy protest in terminal, Liberty Times reported.
Demonstrators say they are fighting the erosion of the "one country, two systems" arrangement enshrining some autonomy for Hong Kong when China took it back from Britain in 1997.
"The police have told a lot of lies to Hong Kong people".
Hong Kong's government says the protests are pushing the city to an extremely unsafe edge.
At the airport over the weekend, leaflets in Chinese, English, French, Korean, Japanese and other languages were handed out to arriving worldwide visitors, explaining the causes of the unrest - as protesters see it - and the demands of the opposition movement.
It also fired two workers for "misconduct".
She said that she had lived in Hong Kong and China for two and a half years each, but declined to give her name.