Hong Kong airport authority cancels all flights for Monday
Protesters greet arriving travelers at the airport with signs warning of police brutality. Ben Westcott/CNN
Date: 2019-08-12 14:29
Hong Kong’s Airport Authority has canceled all flights not yet checked in by Monday (August 12) 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 plunged Chinese-ruled Hong Kong into its most serious crisis in decades and presented a serious challenge to Beijing.
Meanwhile, Yang Guang, a spokesman for the office in Beijing, delivered a televised address in which he backed police handling of the protests and said that those who care about the city should come out against violence.
Based on Reuters