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Hong Kong: Flights disrupted for second day as protesters occupy airport

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
August 13, 2019 at 12:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Protesters disrupted flights at Hong Kong International Airport for a second day on Tuesday.

Footage shows protesters sitting on the terminal floor and many holding up banners and placards whilst chanting.

According to the reports, the busy international hub is trying to resume its operations despite cancelled flights and disrupted check-in services.

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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Protesters disrupted flights at Hong Kong International Airport for a second day on Tuesday.

Footage shows protesters sitting on the terminal floor and many holding up banners and placards whilst chanting.

According to the reports, the busy international hub is trying to resume its operations despite cancelled flights and disrupted check-in services.

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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