All Flights in HK Canceled After Protest Paralyzes Airport|港萬人湧機場抗議 所有航班被迫取消
Here's the latest development of the ongoing anti-extradition bill protests in Hong Kong. On Aug. 12, hundreds of flights were canceled to and from Hong Kong, as thousands of protesters gathered at both the arrival and departure hall of the Hong Kong International Airport. Many travelers were left stranded until this morning. On Aug. 13, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam held a press conference. She warned that violent protests are driving Hong Kong down a "path of no return.
Most counters at the Hong Kong International Airport are empty, and the travelers have no choice but to wait. On the afternoon of Aug. 13, hundreds of flights were canceled to and from Hong Kong, as thousands of protesters gathered at both the arrival and departure hall. Many travelers were left stranded until the morning of Aug. 13.
I understand what they were doing. But I think the way that they've done it is…. They could've been a little bit gentler on us, I think.
Hopefully it will…yea….things get better and everyone gets safely home.
According to the airport's official website, flights began to resume at 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning. However, a number flights are still listed as canceled. The airport reminds all travelers to pay attention to the latest update. As the anti-extradition bill protests continue in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam held a press conference on Tuesday during which she said Hong Kong has entered a state of emergency.
Are people really pushing Hong Kong off the brink and see it fall apart?
Lam said that Hong Kong has faced a large number of malicious damage, as rioters have crippled the airport and attacked a local police station, which has brought Hong Kong into a state of panic. She has condemned the criminal activities and expressed concern for the woman who was hit in the eye by during a recent clash.
Hong Kong's economy is at a critical state, and in order to recover the economy, we must bring the violence to a stop.
Carrie Lam reiterated that the police force is the pillar of the rule of law in Hong Kong, and that they are doing their best to maintain peace and security in Hong Kong. However, Lam faced a tough grilling by reporters in which she evaded questions on whether she has the autonomy to scrap an extradition bill without China's approval.
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