Protesters occupy the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport during a demonstration on August 12, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. (Photo: Anthony Kwan, Getty Images)
Hong Kong’s airport, one of the world’s busiest, has canceled all remaining flights for the day after thousands of pro-democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal.
Hong Kong International Airport said in a statement Monday afternoon that the demonstration “seriously disrupted” airport operations. It said all check-in services for departing flights had been suspended.
It said only those flights that have already completed the check-in process will move ahead.
The protest movement’s demands also include the resignation of the Chinese territory’s leader and an election for her successor.
Hong Kong, a former British colony, was returned to China in 1997 under the “one country, two systems” principle.
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