Five people were arrested and two police officers were injured during Tuesday's protest at Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong police said.
In a statement released early Wednesday, police said they condemned the protesters' actions, calling them "radical and violent acts."
Police denounced the protesters who they said “detained, harassed and assaulted a visitor and a journalist, inflicting physical and mental harm on them.”
Some background: Police said in a statement the visitor was "assaulted and "besieged" by protesters at the airport. They said protesters blocked ambulances from rendering aid.
Another man was detained and zip-tied to a luggage cart by protesters. He was identified as mainland Chinese reporter Fu Guohao for state-run tabloid newspaper Global Times, according to the outlet's editor-in-chief.
He was later seen being wheeled out of the airport by first-aid workers.