Hong Kong protesters paralyze airport for 2nd day as they continue to occupy departure hall

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Anti-government protesters barricade Hong Kong International Airport's departures hall with luggage trolleys on Tuesday. Issei Kato/Reuters

Alexandra Ma

Hong Kong airport has suspended most flight operations for the second consecutive day due to anti-government protests in the busy hub.Hong Kong International Airport cancelled all check-in services from 4:30 p.m. local time (4:30 a.m. ET).

Other departing flights where the check-in process has ended, and other arriving flights will continue to operate as normal, the airport said.

Thousands of protesters continue to occupy Hong Kong International Airport’s arrival and departure halls for the fifth consecutive day.

The airport cancelled all flights going in and out of the city on Monday afternoon due to the protests.

Demonstrators are rallying against the mainland Chinese government and the Hong Kong police’s handling of recent rallies in the city.

Source: Business Insider

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