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Monday, 12 August, 2019, 17 : 30 PM [IST]
Hong Kong airport authority cancels flights over protests

As per The Guardian, Hong Kong’s airport authority has cancelled departure flights after thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators flooded into one of the world’s busiest air travel hubs holding signs reading “Hong Kong is not safe” and “Shame on police”.

The authority said, “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 cancelled for the rest of today.”

Roads to the airport were congested and car park spaces were full, the authority said, on the fourth day of a mass demonstration there.

The abrupt shutdown came as street protests across the Chinese territory entered their 10th week with no sign of either side backing down, and the Chinese government signalled its rising anger at the protesters, denouncing some of the violent demonstrations as “terrorism”. (Source: The Guardian)

 
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