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UK NewsDay two: Hong Kong cancels outbound flights again amid protest chaos

17:31  13 august  2019
17:31  13 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Hong Kong airport cancels all remaining flights due to protests . Hong Kong airport has cancelled all remaining flights on Monday because of pro -democracy protests at the terminal. "Other than departure flights that have completed the check-in process and the arrival flights already heading to

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Day two: Hong Kong cancels outbound flights again amid protest chaos © Provided by City A.M. Ltd

Hong Kong’s international airport has yet again been plunged into chaos after anti-government protesters forced authorities to cancel outbound flights for the second day in a row.

Hours after one of the world’s busiest travel hubs returned to full operation, demonstrators have blockaded security gates again today, forcing some would-be passengers to fight their way through in an attempt to catch their flights out of the city.

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Hong Kong’s Airport Authority confirmed this morning that all outbound flights that had not checked in by 4.30pm local time (9.30am London time) were cancelled.

Hong Kong airport cancels all remaining flights due to protests

Hong Kong airport cancels all remaining flights due to protests Hong Kong airport has cancelled all remaining flights on Monday because of pro-democracy protests at the terminal. "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 cancelled for the rest of today," said Hong Kong's Airport Authority. Traffic near the airport was very congested and car parking full, the authority said. People at the airport are demonstrating over a planned extradition law, claims of police brutality and a call for more democracy.

Hong Kong 's airport has been thrown into chaos for the second day in a row, with all check-ins suspended and dozens of outgoing flights canceled

Chaos at Hong Kong airport as protestors and police clash. Hong Kong (CNN) Scenes of chaos erupted at Hong Kong 's airport on Tuesday evening as riot police clashed with protesters who Five people were arrested and two police officers were injured, Hong Kong police said in a statement.

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

“Members of the public are advised not to come to the airport. The Airport Emergency Centre has been activated.”

The cancellations come after a similar move by the airport yesterday. The precise trigger for the closure on Monday was unclear, since protesters who have occupied the arrivals hall have been peaceful. Most left shortly after midnight in Hong Kong, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, before making a return today.

British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Virgin Atlantic operate flights from Hong Kong to London. A BA spokesperson said they had been unable to check-in customers trying to depart from the airport today, but the airline plans to operate flights into the city from London as normal.

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Hong Kong ’s airport resumed normal operations after a chaotic night of protest in which demonstrators beat and detained two suspected infiltrators and President Donald Trump warned of Chinese troops massing on the border.

Hong Kong ’s airport suspended check-in services for departing flights on Tuesday as protesters pushing for democratic reforms took over the terminals for a second day . Flights that had already completed their check-ins were allowed to take off and the airport authority said it did not expect

“Like all airlines, our two flights today from Hong Kong to Heathrow are affected by the disruption at Hong Kong International Airport.

“We apologise to customers affected by the disruption at the airport and we are offering them options to rebook to a different date or to take a full refund.”

Day two: Hong Kong cancels outbound flights again amid protest chaos © Provided by City A.M. Ltd Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam gave a press conference earlier (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Hong Kong on ‘brink of no return’

Hours before the latest bout of cancellations, Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said the protests that have rocked the city for over two months have caused “severe wounds” and that the recovery will be a long process.

“Riot activities [have] pushed Hong Kong to the brink of no return,” she said at a press conference.

“I ask everybody to put aside our differences and calm down, take a minute to look at our city, our home. Can we bear to push it into the abyss and see it smashed to pieces?”

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Protesters severely crippled operations at Hong Kong ’s international airport for a second day On Monday, more than 200 flights were cancelled and the airport was effectively shut down with no Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said the instability, chaos and violence have placed the city on a “path

Media captionThis Hong Kong protester 's shooting was livestreamed on Facebook. Two people are in critical condition after another day of violent Later on Monday a pro -Beijing supporter was doused in flammable liquid and set alight after arguing with protesters , who are demanding greater democracy

The developments have raised the stakes in the city even further after a weekend of often violent skirmishes between protesters and police.

Protests began more than two months ago, in opposition to a bill allowing extraditions to mainland China for trial in Communist-controlled courts. However, they have widened to highlight other grievances, winning broad support.

Demonstrators say they are fighting the erosion of the “one country, two systems” arrangement enshrining some autonomy for Hong Kong when China took it back from Britain in 1997.

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