Hong Kong protests: Govt shuts major train station to stem crisis

Hong Kong Police has closed an MTR station in a town near the international airport, after hundreds of residents thronged the station.

This is the second time the station would be closed after protesters smashed the ticket vending machines and ticket gantries, last week.

Protesters gathered for another “stress test” of road and rail links in the Chinese-ruled city on Saturday, prompting police to check people travelling to the airport for passports and flight tickets.

The increased scrutiny was aimed at avoiding the chaos of last weekend, when protesters blocked airport approach roads, threw debris upon train tracks and trashed the major MTR station.

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