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Hong Kong protesters spark airport chaos as flights canceled for second day

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Hundreds of protesters blocked security gates at one of the world's largest commuter hubs on Tuesday, with passengers struggling to get through the demonstrators to their gates.
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Anti-government protesters severely disrupt Hong Kong International Airport for second day running

Anti-government protesters severely disrupt Hong Kong International Airport for second day running

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This story is being published as part of a content partnership with the South China Morning Post. It originally appeared on scmp.com on August 13, 2019. Anti-government protesters have severely disrupted air travel for a second straight day, forcing Hong Kong International Airport to suspend check-in services for all departing flights. The Airport Authority announced on Tuesday afternoon that only passengers checked in before 4:30 p.m. would be able to fly. Incoming flights for the rest of the day would continue. Thousands of demonstrators had occupied the area around the check-in aisles...
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‘Panic and chaos': Hong Kong suspends all airport check-ins, leader says city staring ‘into the abyss'

‘Panic and chaos': Hong Kong suspends all airport check-ins, leader says city staring ‘into the abyss'

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HONG KONG - Flights leaving Hong Kong were disrupted for a second day on Tuesday, plunging the former British colony deeper into turmoil as its stockmarket fell to a seven-month low, and its leader said it had been pushed into a state of "panic and chaos."
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Protests Close Hong Kong Airport for Second Day as China Moves Troops to the Border

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China is likely not ready to enter Hong Kong to forcibly end the protests, but it appears to be getting closer.
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Flights out of Hong Kong canceled again amid protests

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HONG KONG - Protesters severely crippled operations at Hong Kong's international airport for a second day Tuesday, forcing authorities to cancel all remaining flights out of the city after demonstrators took over the terminals as part of their push for democratic reforms.
After a brief respite early Tuesday during which flights were able to take off and land, the airport authority announced check-in services for departing flights were suspended as of 4:30 p.m. Other departing flights that had completed the process would continue to operate.
It said it did not expect arriving flights to be...
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Hong Kong airport cancels all flights for second day amid protests

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"Take a minute to look at our city," Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Tuesday. "Can we bear to push it into the abyss and see it smashed to pieces?"
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