Hong Kong Airport Reopens After Protests


The airport of Hong Kong has reopened on Tuesday but its administrator warned that flight movements would still be affected as more than 200 flights have been cancelled today.

Protests in China have swept the city over the past two months which had begun to show the sprouts of terrorism.

The airport, one of the world’s busiest blamed demonstrators for halting flights on Monday. It has been reported that the exact trigger for the closure was not clear because protestors occupying the arrivals hall since Friday have been peaceful.

The protests in China began as opposition to a now-suspended bill that would have allowed extradition to mainland China but have grown into wider calls for democracy. It has plunged the Chinese-ruled territory into its most serious crisis in decades presenting Chinese leader Xi Jinping with one of his biggest challenges since he came to power in 2012.

According to social media posts on Tuesday, the protestors have been switching tactics in recent weeks and that more than a dozen sit-ins were planned at hospitals in the city.

The Embattled Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday said that the lawbreaking activities in the name of freedom were damaging the rule of law and that it could take a long time for the city to recover from the protests.

As per the notice published on the Hong Kong International Airport’s official mobile app, it said that the Hong Kong International Airport will implement flight rescheduling with flight movements expected to be affected.

However, the rescheduling will only operate a limited number of flights for connecting passengers.

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