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Hong Kong cancels all flights due to protests and Beijing calls them "terrorism"

2019-08-12T09:15:59.876Z

Hong Kong airport authorities have announced the cancellation of departure and arrival flights due to demonstrations at the airport facilities. "Except



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Hong Kong airport authorities have announced the cancellation of departure and arrival flights due to demonstrations at the airport facilities.

"Except for the departure flights that have already finished boarding and those that are already en route to land, all other flights were canceled for the rest of the day," the airport address announced.

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters marched in Hong Kong this Sunday for the tenth consecutive weekend , once again challenging the police, who responded with tear gas.

Born from the rejection of a controversial bill by the Executive that sought to authorize extraditions to China, the mobilization has greatly expanded its demands.

Before the protests, the Chinese Government has increased its complaint to the protests by ensuring that it sees "signs of terrorism" behind the challenge to the ruling power.

"Radical protesters in Hong Kong have repeatedly used extremely dangerous objects to attack police officers, which is a serious crime and reveals early signs of terrorism," said the Beijing spokesman of the Commercial Office of Hong Kong and Macao , Yang Guang.

The megalopolis of southern China is experiencing its greatest political crisis since it was backed by London to Beijing in 1997 . Almost daily demonstrations degenerate more and more into clashes between radical groups and the police.

Carrie Lam ruled out any concessions to protesters on Friday and warned them that they were causing an economic storm in the city.

The Hong Kong authorities received full support from Beijing, which during this week accentuated its threats to protesters.

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