China “Deploys Troops on Hong Kong border” as Tension Escalates

US intelligence has told that China has deployed troops along the Hong Kong border, which has been the scene of widespread protests against a law that demonstrators see as a threat to democracy, US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday.

Protesters on Tuesday disrupted operations at Hong Kong International Airport as riot police intervened and used pepper spray against them after storming the airport.

In a statement, the airport authorities said the protesters blocked the corridors leading to the area intended for passengers only at the airport, which prevented them from accessing the checkpoint.

Protesters also clashed with police who used pepper spray to try to stop crowds from advancing.

Trump said he hoped there would be no deaths in Hong Kong, and told reporters in New Jersey that the situation in Hong Kong, where millions of anti-government activists had left, was “very sensitive.