Hong Kong: Airport cancels flight operations as protests continue
Hong Kong International Airport has cancelled all departures on its International Airport as anti-government protests continue, BBC reported.
The officials have claimed serious operational disruption and have instructed passengers not to travel to one of the world's busiest transport hubs.
Many of those protesting are critical of the actions of police, who on Sunday were filmed firing tear gas and non-lethal ammunition at close range.
In solidarity with a woman protestor having reportedly been shot by a police projectile in the eye, some protesters wore bandages over their eyes.
Hong Kong's Airport Authority, through an official statement, informed that they were cancelling all flights that were not yet checked in.
More than 160 flights scheduled to leave after 18:00 local time (10:00 GMT) will now not depart, whereas the already headed arrivals into Hong Kong would be allowed to land.