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Hong Kong airport cancels Monday flights amid sit-in protest

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  1. Deimos Link
    This Reuters article has some updates, including that about 190 flights were affected overall. It looks like they're planning to start flights again at 6 AM Tuesday (which is about an hour and a...

    This Reuters article has some updates, including that about 190 flights were affected overall. It looks like they're planning to start flights again at 6 AM Tuesday (which is about an hour and a half after I'm posting this), I guess we'll see soon if the protestors are going to move back in.

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    Sahasrahla Link
    Is this over a legitimate concern for the safety of airport operations? Is it to keep travellers from seeing the protests? Is it to make the protesters look bad? Something else? I've seen that...

    Is this over a legitimate concern for the safety of airport operations? Is it to keep travellers from seeing the protests? Is it to make the protesters look bad? Something else? I've seen that protesters were leaving flyers explaining their position and singing, but I have no idea to what degree they were actually disruptive of anyone trying to enter/leave Hong Kong or make a connecting flight. I suppose like anything else those of us not involved can do our best to find good sources of information and keep an open but skeptical mind of what we hear and consider everything in context.

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    1. asep Link Parent
      I just left via HK airport on Sunday the protesters were mainly camped out at the arrivals hall but there were several large groups of them roaming around departures as well. I feel that this is...

      I just left via HK airport on Sunday the protesters were mainly camped out at the arrivals hall but there were several large groups of them roaming around departures as well. I feel that this is mainly a move in order to keep up the reputation of Hong Kong as I would think that it makes a bad impression on visitors if they see a bunch of protesters just as they land in HK. This most definitely however seems like a move to decrease sympathy for the protesters, general sentiment in Hong Kong has definitely shifted to more of the position that people just want to get on with their lives and stop having it interrupted so I can definitely see how this will strengthen that position. Either way however the end of this whole episode in Hong Kong will be very ugly.

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