Hong Kong Airport Shut Down Due To Pro-Democracy Protest

Headline Roundup August 12th, 2019

Hong Kong International Airport was shut down Monday due to a large crowd of anti-government protesters. The protest, which began over a bill that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China for trial, was further spurred by alleged police brutality during recent protests.

Hong Kong Airport Shut Down Due To Pro-Democracy Protest

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Hong Kong’s Airport Authority has canceled all flights not yet checked in by Monday afternoon, the agency said, as anti-government protesters peacefully demonstrated at the airport for a fourth day.

“Other than departure flights that have completed the check- in process and the arrival flights already heading to Hong Kong, all other flights have been canceled for the rest of today,” the authority said in a statement.

Traffic on roads to the airport was very congested and car park spaces were full, the authority said.

The increasingly violent protests have...

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Thousands of protesters shut down Hong Kong’s international airport Monday, defying an intensifying police crackdown, as China issued ominous warnings that described the protests as “terrorism” and began massing a paramilitary force in a southern border city.

Some of the protesters who had been occupying the airport’s arrivals hall swarmed into the departures area Monday, prompting authorities to cancel all flights and advise travelers to leave one of the world’s busiest hubs.

The action came in response to a sharp increase in the level of force employed by Hong Kong’s...

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Hong Kong airport on Monday suspended check-ins for all remaining flights due to pro-democracy protests taking place inside arrival terminals, according to reports.

The protests have been ongoing for four days at the terminal and have been shouting, “No rioters, only tyranny,” Reuters reported.

Hong Kong International Airport said in a statement that the demonstration "seriously disrupted" airport operations. It said all check-in services for departing flights had been suspended. It said only those flights that have already completed the check-in process will move ahead.

The U.S. State Department slammed...

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