The Hong Kong airport authority cancelled all flights out of the city on August 12, as “anti-government” protesters have occupied the terminal building, South China Morning Post (SMCP) reported.
Thousands of Hong Kongers who are participating in the protests against police brutality came to the Hong Kong International Airport early Monday to begin a sit-in protest. The action was reportedly peaceful, with the participants either sitting on the floor or handing out leaflets about the clashes with the police in Hong Kong to the travellers.
By 6 p.m. some of the protesters have left the terminal building due to the rumours that the police might appear at the scene. The bus services from the airport were later fully resumed.
According to SCMP, more than 180 flights were cancelled by the Hong Kong airport authority, with a promise to resume flights from 6 a.m. on Tuesday.
Following the news, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange index Hang Seng (HSI) lost 0.44%, closing at 25,842 HKD.