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Hong Kong: Flights grounded as thousands protest in arrivals' terminal

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
August 12, 2019 at 10:21 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hong Kong International Airport suspended all flights on Monday after thousands of activists staged a protest at the arrivals' terminal. Footage shows many demonstrators sitting on the floor while others holding banners condemning what they call police brutality.

"We hope foreign countries will be concerned over the police brutality. We could see during the recent protests, that there was more police violence than before. We strongly condemn this and this is what makes us angry," said So, one of protesters in the airport.

Protests have been taking place in Hong Kong since the end of March. Demonstrators are calling for the total withdrawal of a suspended bill that would allow the extradition of the city's residents to mainland China for trials. They also want Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam resign and police actions investigated.

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Hong Kong International Airport suspended all flights on Monday after thousands of activists staged a protest at the arrivals' terminal. Footage shows many demonstrators sitting on the floor while others holding banners condemning what they call police brutality.

"We hope foreign countries will be concerned over the police brutality. We could see during the recent protests, that there was more police violence than before. We strongly condemn this and this is what makes us angry," said So, one of protesters in the airport.

Protests have been taking place in Hong Kong since the end of March. Demonstrators are calling for the total withdrawal of a suspended bill that would allow the extradition of the city's residents to mainland China for trials. They also want Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam resign and police actions investigated.

W/S Protesters sit on the floor in arrivals' terminal, Hong Kong Internatiional Airport

W/S Protesters sit on the floor in arrivals' terminal

W/S Banner showing protesters' demands

W/S Protesters sit around banners on the floor

M/S Protesters going up the airport stairs

M/S Boy on the floor with banners

M/S Protester holding iPad

C/U Poster reading "811 police attempt to kill HK citizens"

W/S Protesters holding banners

SOT, So, protester (Cantonese): "We came here to demand the 5 points to be addressed. We hope foreign countries will be concerned over the police brutality. We could see during the recent protests, that there was more police violence than before. We strongly condemn this and this is what makes us angry."

C/U Protester holding swimming goggles painted in red

SOT, So, protester (Cantonese): "There are a lot of people holding similar leaflets here to highlight police brutality. The broken mask is a symbol of their abuse of power and attempts to kill people."

C/U Poster reading "Thanks Nancy Pelosi for advancing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act"

W/S Protesters at airport

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