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Hong Kong Airport Shuts Down Amid Pro-Democracy Protest

World | News18 | August 12, 2019, 12:43 pm
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 One of the world's busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal Monday (August 12) afternoon.(Image: AP)

One of the world's busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal Monday (August 12) afternoon.(Image: AP)

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 Protesters gather near the stranded travelers at the closed check-in counters during a protest at the Hong Kong International Airport. One of the world's busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal. (Image: AP)

Protesters gather near the stranded travelers at the closed check-in counters during a protest at the Hong Kong International Airport. One of the world's busiest airports canceled all flights after thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal. (Image: AP)

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 Australian Penny Tilley reacts next to stranded travelers at the closed check-in counters at the Hong Kong International Airport. (Image: AP)

Australian Penny Tilley reacts next to stranded travelers at the closed check-in counters at the Hong Kong International Airport. (Image: AP)

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 Airport security personnel stand watch near the stranded travelers at the Hong Kong International Airport. (Image: AP)

Airport security personnel stand watch near the stranded travelers at the Hong Kong International Airport. (Image: AP)

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 Travelers walk at the departure hall as flights information boards display cancellation of flights at the Hong Kong International airport in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Travelers walk at the departure hall as flights information boards display cancellation of flights at the Hong Kong International airport in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 A man looks at the flight information board shows outbound flights was cancel at the Hong Kong International airport. (Image: AP)

A man looks at the flight information board shows outbound flights was cancel at the Hong Kong International airport. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters wear eyepatch during a protest at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

Protesters wear eyepatch during a protest at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters hold up placards as they take part in a sit-in protest at the arrival hall of the airport in Hong. (Image: AP)

Protesters hold up placards as they take part in a sit-in protest at the arrival hall of the airport in Hong. (Image: AP)

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 Travelers gather at the closed check-in counters at the Hong Kong International Airport. (Image: AP)

Travelers gather at the closed check-in counters at the Hong Kong International Airport. (Image: AP)

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 People hold signs which read

People hold signs which read " Black Police, Return eye," bottom center, during a protest at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International airport in Hong Kong. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters gather at the closed check-in counters at the Hong Kong International Airport. (Image: AP)

Protesters gather at the closed check-in counters at the Hong Kong International Airport. (Image: AP)

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 Protesters gather at the closed check-in counters at the Hong Kong International Airport. (Image: AP)

Protesters gather at the closed check-in counters at the Hong Kong International Airport. (Image: AP)

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 Stranded travelers chat with each other at the Hong Kong International Airport. (Image: AP)

Stranded travelers chat with each other at the Hong Kong International Airport. (Image: AP)

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 Travelers gather at the closed check-in counters as protesters stage a protest at the Hong Kong International Airport. (Image: AP)

Travelers gather at the closed check-in counters as protesters stage a protest at the Hong Kong International Airport. (Image: AP)

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 A group of travelers are surrounded by protesters during a protest at the Hong Kong International Airport. (Image: AP)

A group of travelers are surrounded by protesters during a protest at the Hong Kong International Airport. (Image: AP)

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