Hong Kong Protests Disrupt Flights and Subways as a Strike is CalledPosted: August 5, 2019 Filed under: China, Global, Hong Kong, Politics | Tags: Hong Kong Airliines, Pro-Democracy Movement, protests Leave a comment
At least 100 flights were canceled and subway service widely disrupted in Hong Kong on Monday as a pro-democracy movement called for a general strike.
Cathay Pacific and other domestic carriers such as Hong Kong Airlines were the most affected by the flight cancellations, public broadcaster RTHK said. Airport express train service was also suspended.
A citywide strike and demonstrations in seven districts in Hong Kong have been called for Monday afternoon. They follow a weekend of clashes with police on the streets.
Hong Kong has seen protests all summer. A movement against an extradition bill that would have allowed residents to be sent to mainland China to stand trial has expanded into demands for an investigation into alleged police abuse at protests and the dissolution of the legislature. Protesters also want full democracy for the semiautonomous Chinese territory …. (read more)
Source: Los Angeles Times