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

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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.”

“Your whole family and kids would be ashamed for what you have done,” one protester shouted at the police.

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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