Hong Kong protests: Chaos as activists occupy terminal

August 13, 2019

Hong Kong anti-government protests

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Image caption: Protesters held a mass sit-in inside the airport’s departures lounge

Another day of pro-democracy protests has been held at Hong Kong International Airport, leading to flight disruptions and violent clashes between demonstrators and police.

Travellers arriving at the airport – one of the world's busiest – hoping to catch flights were met with blocked check-in desks, mass sit-ins and, later in the day, riot police.

Protesters appeared to use luggage trolleys to build barriers, preventing people from reaching their flights.    [FULL  STORY]