Hong Kong Protests Disrupt Airport for Second Day

Hong Kong Protests Disrupt Airport for Second Day


Flight check-in has been suspended at Hong Kong International Airport for a second consecutive day because of anti-government protests.

The airport, which is one of the world’s busiest, has been the site of protests for five consecutive days.

The city’s leader, Carrie Lam, earlier issued a fresh warning to protesters.

Ms Lam said Hong Kong had “reached [a] dangerous situation” and that violence during protests would push it “down a path of no return”.

As crowds continued to gather on Tuesday in spite of her comments, Hong Kong airport officials announced that all check-ins were suspended from 16:30 local time (10:30 GMT).

In a statement on the airport’s website, passengers not through security were advised to leave the terminal buildings “as soon as possible”.

Before the cancellations, images from inside the airport appeared to show protesters using luggage trolleys to build barriers and some travellers becoming distressed at the disruption.

Monday’s disruption had already led to hundreds of flight cancellations at the airport – one of the busiest international transport hubs.

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