Hong Kong Cancels Thousands Of Flights As Protesters Invade Airport


Hong Kong International Airport cancelled all outgoing flights on Monday, as thousands of anti-government protesters occupied the area and caused disruption.

Passengers have been advised not to travel to the airport, which is one of the world’s busiest airport. According to local reports, the protesters numbered up to 5, 000 in number.

Airport officials in a statement blamed “seriously disrupted” operations for the situation.

They said they were cancelling all flights that were not yet checked in.

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Most of the protesters are critical of the actions of police, who were filed on Sunday, firing tear gas and non-lethal ammunition at close range at them.

Some of the protesters wore bandages over their eyes in response to images of a woman bleeding heavily from her eye on Sunday, after being reportedly shot by a police projectile.

More than 160 flights that have been scheduled were called off.

Officials said flights that are already heading into Hong Kong would be allowed to land, but other scheduled flights have been cancelled.


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