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Hong Kong airport authority suspends flights for the second day

Tuesday’s action marked the fifth consecutive day of protests at the airport, as pro-democracy demonstrations entered their 10th week

Hong Kong airport authority has suspended all flights as hundreds of demonstrators stage new rally a day after shutdown at key transport hub

This is the fifth consecutive day of protests at the airport and the tenth week of protest.

The protests were triggered by the controversial extradition bill in early June.

From that moment on, massive demonstrations followed, while the frustration of the Hong Kong government grew, unable to contain the protests in any way.

 

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As the weeks went by, also due to the violent reaction of the police and of a mob dressed in white which assaulted residents, protesters, journalists and a lawmaker in Yuen Long, the situation deteriorated and by now it got out of hand with the governor Carrie Lam.

Following the intensification of police violence against protesters, which caused countless injuries, including a girl who risks losing an eye due to a rubber bullet fired by riot police, protesters occupied the airport.

Demands by protesters meanwhile have increased, calling for the resignation of Carrie Lam, an amnesty for the hundreds of protesters and universal suffrage.

Meanwhile, China has branded protesters as terrorists, and Chinese forces are massing on the border between Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

On Tuesday, Carrie Lam warned that the demonstrations are pushing Hong Kong in a dangerous direction, in a way with no return.

The protesters dressed in black wearing face masks, their unofficial uniforms, sang hymns like “Stand with Hong Kong, fight for freedom” to the impatient passengers who moved around the airport in search of the lost flight.

Democratic and human rights groups have accused the Hong Kong police of brutal use of force. At least 40 people were injured on Sunday.

Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong, warned that the Chinese intervention could be catastrophic and that President Xi Jinping will have to rely on his wisdom to bring the population back together.

 


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