Hong Kong Airport cancelled all flights as airport sit-ins by anti-government protesters entered the fourth day.
More than 200 flights in and out of the one of Asia’s busiest airport were cancelled and the airport descended into chaos.
More than 5000 protesters in the airport arrival hall warned travelers and shouted “Don’t trust the police,” and held up images of bloody clashes between protesters and riot police.
A government official said 45 people were injured in the clashes with the riot Police, including two who were in serious condition.
The anti-government movement was sparked by opposition to an extradition bill more than two months ago.
Protesters’ five key demands include the formal withdrawal of the now-abandoned extradition bill, an investigation into police use of force, and genuine universal suffrage.
“Customers travelling today on VS1207 Hong Kong to London – This flight is currently scheduled to depart on 13 Aug with a delay”.. tweet Virgin Atlantic