Riot police use pepper spray to disperse protesters at the Hong Kong international airport [Tyrone Siu/Reuters]

Police have clashed with pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong‘s international airport after flights were disrupted for a second day amid a deepening political crisis in the financial hub.

The scuffles broke out on Tuesday evening after an injured person was escorted out of the main terminal by medics in order to be taken away in an ambulance.

Several police vehicles were blocked by protesters, and riot police moved in, pushing some demonstrators back and using pepper spray at times. At least two people were reportedly detained.

Protesters also barricaded some passageways in the airport with luggage trolleys and other objects.

Hong Kong’s Airport Authority said operations at

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