Hong Kong grounds all flights as protest paralyzes airport: Live updates – CNN

Crowds are gathering in Wan Chai district after a sit-in at the airport earlier today.
Crowds are gathering in Wan Chai district after a sit-in at the airport earlier today. Joshua Berlinger/CNN

Most protesters have cleared out of the airport, with only a few hundred left, but some others are now gathering in the district of Wan Chai on Hong Kong Island.

Police on scene are warning through a loudspeaker that this gathering constitutes an unlawful assembly, and that protesters should leave — to which protesters shout back that they’re not causing any harm.

The small crowd say they’re planning to submit a letter to the Hong Kong police commissioner, and are chanting, “Stop firing tear gas.”

One police officer came out to meet the protesters and receive the letter, even posing for a photo with the protesters.

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There is widespread anger at the police today, after a female protester was injured in the eye yesterday night during clashes with police who were trying to disperse crowds. Many posters, flyers, and pieces of protest art today showed a bloody eye, or faces with one eye covered or missing.

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