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Radicals breached ‘bottom line’ of law, spokeswoman says
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ay over violent acts targeting mainland residents at Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday.
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Special Administrative Region issued an interim injunction banning unlawful obstruction of airport operations.
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any person from unlawfully and willfully obstructing and interfering with ope
rations at the airport, according to a statement issued by the authority on Wednesday morning.
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e Region and the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office responded to the violence at the airport.
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led the airport. The two are a Global Times reporter and a Shenzhen resident who was accused of being an undercover pol
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“The atrocity has totally gone beyond the bottom line of a civilized society,
which is no different from terrorists’ acts,” the Liaison Office statement said.
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ious nationalities and ages, severely hurt others’ rights and damaged Hong Kong’s international reputation.
“This time the protesters have torn down their deceptive masks of ‘peace, rationality and nonviolence'”, the statement said.上海419品茶微信
The liaison office pledged that it will continue to stand behind relevant authoritie
s to safeguard the personal safety and legitimate rights of mainland residents in Hong Kong.