Hong Kong protesters snarl morning rush in latest action

Protesters with makeshift shields pass through a subway station on their way to a police station in Hong Kong on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. Demonstrators i

Protesters with makeshift shields pass through a subway station on their way to a police station in Hong Kong on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. Demonstrators i

Protesters with protective gear take a train to the anti-extradition bill protest destination, in Hong Kong on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. Demonstrators in

Protesters with protective gear take a train to the anti-extradition bill protest destination, in Hong Kong on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. Demonstrators in

An off duty bus drives pass a barricades by protesters at Causeway Bay to hold the anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. T

An off duty bus drives pass a barricades by protesters at Causeway Bay to hold the anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. T

Protesters using umbrellas to cover themselves as they spray a set of traffic lights during the anti-extradition bill protest destination in Hong Kong

Protesters using umbrellas to cover themselves as they spray a set of traffic lights during the anti-extradition bill protest destination in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters in Hong Kong have snarled the morning rush hour by blocking train and platform doors to prevent trains from leaving stations.

Subway and train operator MTR said Monday that service had been partially suspended on four lines because of a number of door obstruction incidents.

It's the third time in three weeks that protesters have disrupted train service. The action followed a weekend of clashes with police on the streets and ahead of a general strike and more demonstrations called for Monday afternoon.

Hong Kong has seen protests all summer. A movement against an extradition bill that would have allowed residents to be sent to mainland China to stand trial has expanded into demands for an investigation into alleged police abuse at protests and the dissolution of the legislature.