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GREG WILPERT Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Greg Wilpert in Baltimore. After canceling hundreds of flights on Monday and Tuesday, the Hong Kong airport, one of the world’s busiest, has been returned to normal, more or less. Protesters had taken over the Hong Kong airport’s, check in area which had then led to flight cancellations when travelers could no longer get to their flights. On Wednesday, protesters though voluntarily withdrew from the airport and some even apologized on social media, saying that they would consider their tactics more carefully in the future.
The protest began back in June and at one point drew as many as 2 million people, according to the organizers. Meanwhile, there has been some concern that the Chinese government might send troops into Hong Kong when videos circulated of increased troop presence in the city of Shen Zen near Hong Kong’s border. However, as of now, there’s no indication that troops have been deployed to Hong Kong. Joining me to discuss the situation in Hong Kong is Sean Starrs. Sean is assistant professor of international relations, Department of Asian and International Studies at the City University of Hong Kong. He joins us from Hong Kong where it is very late at night right now. Thanks for joining us again, Sean.