Hong Kong’s Airport Authority has cancelled all flights by Monday afternoon as anti-government protesters peacefully demonstrated at the airport for the fourth day. Other than departure flights that have completed, the check-in process and the arrival flights already heading to Hong Kong, all other flights have been cancelled for the rest of today.
Traffic on roads to the airport was very congested and car park spaces were full. The increasingly violent protests have plunged Chinese-ruled Hong Kong into its most serious crisis in decades and presented a serious challenge to Beijing. The closure comes as China’s Hong Kong and Macau affairs office said Hong Kong is at a critical juncture after two months of anti-government street protests and the violence must stop. Increasingly restive protests have plunged Hong Kong into its most serious political crisis in decades, posing a challenge to the central government in Beijing.