Protesters blocked roads with burning barricades near Hong Kong International Airport and damaged a train station, AP reports. It followed a night of running battles between police and activists in Hong Kong's 13th weekend of pro-democracy protests.
Why it matters: Hong Kong is embroiled in the worst political crisis to hit the former British colony since it was returned to Chinese control in 1997. Protesters are rallying despite authorities issuing a ban on Hong Kongers gathering near central government offices. The airport has been off-limits to protesters since mid-August, when activists clashed with police while occupying the main terminal, the New York Times notes.