Over 150 Flights Canceled as Hong Kong Airport Is Flooded by Protesters

The New York Times  | Mon, Aug 12, 2019

by Austin Ramzy and Gerry Mullany


HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s airport came to a near halt on Monday, with more than 150 flights canceled after thousands of demonstrators flooded one of the world’s busiest transportation hubs in a show of anger over the police’s response to protests the night before.

The airport said in an afternoon statement that all flights had been canceled for the rest of the day other than those already en route to Hong Kong. Almost 150 departures and more than two dozen arrivals were affected, according to the airport’s website.

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