Hong Kong protests cripple airport for second day

Date: August 13, 2019

Hong Kong anti-government protests

Media caption: A policeman was cornered and beaten by protesters at Hong Kong airport

Flight check-in has been suspended at Hong Kong International Airport for a second consecutive day because of anti-government protests.

The airport, which is one of the world's busiest, has been the site of daily protests since Friday.

Videos on social media showed passengers struggling to get through demonstrators, who were sitting inside and blocking departures.

Amid tense scenes, police and protesters clashed outside the airport.

The police, wearing riot gear and brandishing truncheons, are said to have deployed pepper spray to push protesters back.    [FULL  STORY]