30 July 2019
Hong Kong anti-government protesters on Tuesday delayed a train at a station in east Kowloon, causing commuter chaos for about two hours. Protesters blocked themselves in between the train's automatic doors, preventing them from closing. Hundreds of weary commuters were forced to stand in queues despite warnings of delays from Tiu Keng Leng metro station staff.
Hong Kong, which returned to China in 1997, is embroiled in its worst political crisis for decades after two months of increasingly violent protests that have posed one of the gravest populist challenges to Communist Party rulers in Beijing. Tuesday's protest at the east Kowloon train station follows a demonstration at the Chinese-ruled city's international airport on Friday and violent protests at the weekend.
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