Hong Kong airport canceled flights due to protest in terminal building

Protesters occupied the building, parking lots and roads around it.

Hong Kong Airport canceled the departure of all flights not yet registered before Monday noon due to protests. Thousands of participants gathered in the terminal building, writes The Guardian.

The administration advises citizens not to go to the airport, but clarifies that arriving flights will be allowed to land.

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Also, the protesters occupied the roads leading to the airport, and parking at the building. They speak out against the actions of the police, who on Sunday used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators and fired at them with rubber bullets at close range, reports the BBC.

Mass demonstrations are held in Hong Kong. On June 12, mass demonstrations began. Their participants oppose the adoption of a law according to which the authorities will be able to extradite suspects to mainland China, Macau and Taiwan, with which Hong Kong does not have an extradition agreement. According to various estimates, from 300 thousand to a million people took to the streets. Due to the fact that the protesters blocked the streets near government buildings, the police used pepper gas, batons and rubber bullets.

On June 15, the Hong Kong administration decided to suspend consideration of amendments to the extradition law after mass protests in the city, but they continued. Residents demand a complete abolition of the bill.

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