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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:21 AM

Hong Kong protesters spark airport chaos as flights canceled for second day

Source: CNN

Hong Kong (CNN)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.

Thousands of protesters blocked security gates at one of the world's largest travel hubs on Tuesday, with some passengers struggling to get through the demonstrators to their gates.

At 5 p.m. Hong Kong's Airport Authority announced that all check-in services would be suspended for another night, due to terminal operations being "seriously disrupted."

"Members of the public are advised not to come to the airport," the authority said in a statement. All outbound flights which have not yet completed the check-in process have been canceled.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/13/asia/hong-kong-airport-chaos-intl-hnk/index.html



Riot police have just showed up and are spraying protesters with pepper spray. This is happening now at 11:15AM Eastern.

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Reply Hong Kong protesters spark airport chaos as flights canceled for second day (Original post)
George II Tuesday OP
cp Tuesday #1
ananda Tuesday #2
The Liberal Lion Tuesday #5
samnsara Tuesday #3
asiliveandbreathe Tuesday #4

Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:26 AM

1. Praying for the protesters

They are really putting their lives on the line for democracy.
Still remember Tiananmen Square....

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Response to cp (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:53 AM

2. Big question.

Why aren't Americans doing this here?

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Response to ananda (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 12:11 PM

5. agreed

Of course is not yet too late.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:56 AM

3. how can we show our support? which social media platform is best at this time?

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Response to George II (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 12:09 PM

4. My globetrotting kiddos traveled in and out of Hong Kong, return in July 8th-9th

They were traveling to the Phillipines to see DIL family..they usually connect through S Korea to Manilla and then on to their destination - one of the smaller islands..this time, they traveled thru HK, to avoid Manilla..while in HK they kept me updated..the protests at that time were away from the airport..this protest is a BFD.....

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