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Posted at: Aug 12, 2019, 3:03 PM; last updated: Aug 12, 2019, 7:27 PM (IST)

Hong Kong airport authority cancels all flights for Monday

Hong Kong airport authority cancels all flights for Monday
Police officers charge at protesters amid tear gas in Hong Kong. Reuters

Hong Kong, August 12

Hong Kong's Airport Authority has cancelled all flights not yet checked in by Monday afternoon, the agency said, as anti-government protesters peacefully demonstrated at the airport for a fourth day.

"Other than departure flights that have completed the check- in process and the arrival flights already heading to Hong Kong, all other flights have been cancelled for the rest of today," the authority said in a statement.

Traffic on roads to the airport was very congested and car park spaces were full, the authority said.

The increasingly violent protests have plunged Chinese-ruled Hong Kong into its most serious crisis in decades and presented a serious challenge to Beijing. —Reuters

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