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Watch: Hong Kong airport resumes operation after protest disruption

Aug 13, 2019 12:19 IST
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Hong Kong airport resumed operation, a day after a mass protest by pro-democracy activists. The protest, staged inside the terminal, brought the air-transport hub to a standstill. It caused chaos for travellers and played havoc with global airlines’ flight schedules. The airport suspended flight operations for at least 12 hours on Monday evening. The protest caused cancellation of more than 150 flights. This was a dramatic escalation of anti-govt protests that roiled the Asian financial hub. Demonstrators have been demanding resignation of the city’s leader, Carrie Lam and an independent investigation into the handling of the protests. Authorities have called the citywide demonstrations illegal and dangerous. Beijing said that the agitators are stirring violence, encouraged by ‘interfering’ foreign powers.