Protests in Hong Kong Cause Second Day of Flight Cancelations
Protests in Hong Kong Cause Second Day of Flight Cancelations Protests at the Hong Kong International Airport began on August 9 and have continued consecutively for five days.
Thousands of protesters are gathered in the halls of the airport, using luggage trolleys to block custom checkpoints and strand passengers inside.
The airport was forced to cancel flights on August 12 and again on August 13, as check-in operations were suspended due to the protests.
Protester Vanessa Lee, via ’The Guardian’ Protesters are believed to have targeted the airport because they do not think police will attempt to clear it due to the number of passengers and tourists inside.
Hong Kong’s police have been accused of using increasingly excessive force, with at least 40 people requiring medical treatment after clashes on August 11.
Michelle Bachelet, UN Human Rights Commissioner, via statement