Hong Kong Airport Back to Normal After Protests, Clashes

After two days of sit-ins from anti-government protesters and violent clashes with police, Hong Kong International Airport is getting things running back on schedule.

Throngs protesters blocked the main departure terminal, forcing almost 1,000 flights to be canceled, and stranding passengers in the world’s eighth-largest airport.

Some of the protesters held signs on Wednesday, apologizing for the violence and disruption, but not for the movement itself

China condemned the protesters, referring to their actions as terrorism.

Protests started back in June, in opposition to an extradition bill that some in Hong Kong feared would allow dissidents in Hong Kong to be prosecuted in mainland China.

The bill has since been shelved, but the civil unrest hasn’t ended, culminating in this week’s airport shutdown.


Source: NewsNet | Hong Kong Airport Back to Normal After Protests, Clashes