Hong Kong cancels all flights for Monday amid sit-in protest

Hong Kong: Hong Kong airport authority on Monday suspended all remaining flights for the day after thousands of pro-democracy protesters entered the terminal’s arrival halls.

The authority said that they were suspending departing and arriving flights in the wake of the sit-in demonstration, Al Jazeera reported.

“Other than the departure flights that have completed the check-in process and the arrival flights that are already heading to Hong Kong, all other flights have been cancelled for the rest of today,” it said in a statement.
Traffic on roads to the airport was very congested and car park spaces were full, the authority said.

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Increasingly restive protests for over two months have plunged Hong Kong into its most serious political crisis in decades.

The protests, which started over a controversial extradition bill, expanded into wider calls for democratic reforms and an independent inquiry into police conduct during the demonstrations.

The protestors’ demands include the resignation of pro-China Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, and an election for her successor.

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