Xinhua is Chinese state media, and this piece the protests at Hong Long is forthright:
- Violent protesters staged a shameful episode of sheer violence and brutality in full public view and broadcast on live television at the Hong Kong International Airport
- a group of protesters detained a traveler they claimed to be an undercover police officer from the Chinese mainland.
- In lynch mob-style assaults, they repeatedly kicked and punched the man,
- For nearly four hours, dozens of radical protestors attacked the man before he passed out.
ICYMI, over the weekend, and since, there have been Chinese forces assembling in Shenzhen, just outside Hong Kong.
Plenty of speculation reports in Chinese media such as the above in Xinhua, are laying the groundwork for mainland intervention in HK.