Published: Wed, August 14, 2019
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Hong Kong Airport disruption bad news for Japanese travelers

Hong Kong Airport disruption bad news for Japanese travelers

The Airport Authority (AA) said: "Terminal operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted as a result of the public assembly at the airport today".

"This wantonly tramples on Hong Kong's rule of law and social order", he said.

Lam ruled out making concessions to protestors as the demonstrations have become increasingly violent, with police using tear gas and rubber bullets, and protesters hurling bricks, bottles and sometimes petrol bombs.⠀.

Trump, who has been seeking a major deal to correct trade imbalances with China, drew criticism this month after he described the Hong Kong protests as "riots", and said they were a matter for China and Hong Kong to deal with as the territory was part of China.

"We are not saying it is easy, but nevertheless they have to avoid excesses, otherwise they can just make the situation worse", he said.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged Hong Kong authorities on Tuesday to exercise restraint and investigate evidence of its forces firing tear gas at protesters in ways banned by worldwide law.

In the chaos of intense pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, a young woman was captured in a viral video on Sunday, her face badly bloodied.

Martin Seto is a member of Friends of Hong Kong Calgary, a group organizing support for the protests among Canadians. "There needs to be a genuine attempt by all sides towards a process of dialogue".

Hong Kong International Airport was shut down overnight leaving all departing flights grounded after thousands of protesters staged a sit-in in the main terminal.

According to Skynews, which has a film-crew on the ground providing a live-feed, the police claimed their officers arrived at the airport not to disperse protesters, but to rescue people that were captured by the protesters.

"One must take resolute action toward this violent criminality, showing no leniency or mercy", said the statement, attributed to spokesman Yang Guang.

"Travellers seem to understand why it's happening and they're not really holding too much of a grudge against them - it's more the response from the government and the airlines and the airport that's frustrating at this point", she said.

An anti-extradition bill protester offers an apology to passengers blocked from entering the security gates during a mass demonstration after a woman was shot in the eye, at the Hong Kong worldwide airport, in Hong Kong China August 13, 2019.

Speaking to reporters in New Jersey on Tuesday, Trump said, "The Hong Kong thing is a very tough situation". "It touched me to see Hong Kong like this, I'm not angry", a 31-year-old passenger, who asked not to be identified, told CNN.

"When he finished with those protests, he actually went back to the United States and collected an award for the U.S. government-affiliated Freedom House", McAdams said.

Demonstrators who have been protesting for the past nine weeks against Beijing's growing influence in the special administrative region targeted the global airport for a second day on Tuesday. Demonstrators are now demanding the right to directly vote for their next leader in a free and fair vote, and an independent inquiry into alleged police brutality.

Others held signs apologising to passengers for the inconvenience caused.

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