Pro-democracy protesters threatened to disrupt transport links to the airport. To ensure safety of passengers trains to Hong Kong’s international airport were suspended on Sunday, The Mass Transit Railway (MTR) operator said.

People and protesters run away from the riot police outside the terminals at Hong Kong International Airport, in Hong Kong, China September 1, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

A notice at MTR stations said trains had been suspended, “As requested by the Hong Kong Government and Airport Authority to facilitate access control arrangements at the airport.”

Demonstrators planned to choke travel routes to the airport on Sunday after a chaotic night of running battles between police and masked protesters, the latest wave of unrest to hit the Chinese-ruled city.

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