Published On: Mon, Aug 12th, 2019

Hong Kong Protest: Airport brought to standstill as mass crowds protest police violence


Hong Kong protestors descended upon the International Hong Kong airport today to protest against police violence when dealing with demonstrators. The footage of protestors showed the demonstrators chanting in unison as they all sat on the floor in large groups. Many of these groups have brought banners and posters with slogans and information in both Chinese and English.

Hong Kong journalist Erin Hale posted the video to Twitter claiming it was an “extremely impressive turnout”.

One social media user posted their own picture of the airport relatively empty a few hours before.

Although many commenters showed support for the protestors’ efforts, there were some who criticised the demonstrators’ methods.

They argued that the protestors’ actions would affect the lives of ordinary people and the police had to react to the violent protestors.

JUST IN: Hong Kong protest: All flights to and from airport are CANCELLED 

The ninth week of consecutive protests has resulted in the international airport restricting flying to and from the airport for the rest of the day.

Hong Kong airport said in a statement: “Airport operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted as a result of the public assembly at the airport today.

“All check-in service for departure flights has been suspended.

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



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