Reports by various Hong Kong media outlets, such as the South China Morning Post (SCMP) said that this past Sunday, August 31, masked protesters had created chaos on Hong Kong’s airport and damaged the railway station, causing travelers to head to the city on foot.
SCMP reported that Sunday’s protests had followed a night of violence after tens of thousands had joined an – illegal – march that descended into pitched battles with Hong Kong’s riot police. These anti-government protesters blocked access routes, crippling train services and prompting a shutdown of the Tung Chung line. The protests caused airlines to delay and cancel flights, and left travelers with few options of getting to the airport or leaving it for the city. The government condemned the vandalism and illegal acts of the protesters.
Read more about the chaos created by the Hong Kong protesters on the IDEX Online website HERE