The Airport Authority on Wednesday said it had been granted an injunction order to ban anyone from illegally or intentionally disrupting the normal usage of the airport.

The authority also said people would be banned from attending any protests or public events outside areas designated by them. The injunction notice will be displayed at the airport shortly.

This comes after riot police clashed with anti-extradition demonstrators at the airport last night as angry crowds assaulted and held captive two men they believed to be mainland agents.

Police say they have arrested five persons for offences including unlawful assembly, possession of offensive weapons, assaulting police officers and breaching of the peace. They said two police officers had been injured .

The authority had to cancel outbound flights on two separate occasion on Monday and Tuesday due the large scale anti-extradition protests at the airport.