Flights cancelled at Hong Kong airport due to protests

By Oluthando Keteyi - 12 August 2019Views : 637


On Monday, protests at Hong Honk International airport forced all inbound and outbound flights to be cancelled.

Thousands of protestors gathered at the airport to demonstrate against police violence.

Protesters have been at the international airport all weekend, however, Monday's protest reached a new level due to "allegations of unnecessary police violence on Sunday", reports CNN.

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This week marks the 11th week of protest since a controversial bill that would have allowed extradition to China. The bill has since been "shelved".

South African Airways (SAA) has confirmed to Eyewitness News that all flights between Johannesburg and Hong Kong for Monday have been cancelled.