Thousands of demonstrators occupied the Hong Kong’s international airport as the protest against at the Government entered 10th straight weekend across the financial hub.
The sit-in, in the arrivals hall of the airport’s main terminal on Saturday, has not disrupted flight operations so far as travellers showed their support for the protest.
Hundreds of black-clad demonstrators descended on Hong Kong International Airport to support the second day of the anti-government sit-in and chanting “add oil, Hong Kong!” and “fight for freedom, stay with Hong Kong”.
Hong Kong airport is one of the busiest in the world, handling over 1,100 passenger and cargo flights daily to about 200 international destinations.
On Thursday, China issued a ban on Cathay Pacific staff who have supported and participated in the protests, and said that from midnight on Saturday, the airline “must stop all those who have participated in and those who support the illegal demonstrations, protests and violent attacks, as well as those who have had radical behaviors, from executing all flights to and from the mainland.”
— Eric Cheung (@EricCheungwc) August 9, 2019