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Hong Kong airport operations canceled due to protest

Flights in and out of Hong Kong airport have been suspended for the second day following an anti-government protest.

Thousands of protesters took to the airport interrupting operations at the busy Hong Kong airport.

Passengers could be seen struggling to access the airport in between the thousands of protesters in black holding banners.

Addressing the media Honk Kong leader Carrie Lam warned protesters saying they have reached a dangerous situation.

She, however, did not answer as to whether she has the mandate to overrule extradition plans made by the government.

Several troops were seen streaming in from Beijing an indication that the government was prepared to deal with them.

On Tuesday, several airlines had already canceled their flights even though it is still unclear when they will resume.

Also read: Hong Kong protesters take over the airport for three days

Over the weekend the protesters could be seen walking away from the airport in fear of arrest.

Protesters gathered at Hong Kong airport
Protesters at the busy city airport

In addition to that, the government had issued a statement warning people to stay away from the airport over terrorism.

This meant that anyone who will be arrested was more likely to face serious allegation and could spend more time in prison.

Other than the extradition bill, the protesters are calling upon immediate action by the government to look into the excessive force used by the police.

Slavian Mwangecho
Slavian Mwangecho
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