By  on August 13, 2019

Protests in Hong Kong interrupted the city’s airport for a second day with flight check-ins halted since mid-afternoon, following the cancellation of more than a hundred flights the day prior.

Thousands of protesters gathered at Hong Kong International Airport, one of the world’s busiest aviation hubs, ignoring local authorities’ warnings to disperse. The city has been roiled by 10 weeks of protests, which originally began as a backlash to a proposed extradition bill but has since spawned into a larger movement expressing anger at the overall erosion of freedoms in the special administrative region.

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