Three-day pro-democracy protests kick off at Hong Kong airport

Pro-democracy protesters kicked off a three day rally at Hong Kong’s airport, hoping to win international support from arriving passengers. The protests in Hong Kong now enter the third month.

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam said: “As far as political solutions is concerned, I don’t think we should make concessions just to silence these violent protesters; we should do what is right for Hong Kong … that is stop the violence so that we can move on.”

Hundreds of protesters dressed in black shirts gathered at the arrival terminal of the Chek Lap Kok Airport on Friday. This is the second time that pro-democracy activists brought their voices to the international terminal.

Demonstrators┬ápromoted it on social media with a mock boarding pass reading “HK to freedom” and “warm pick-up to guests to HK”.

The protests that began in April 2019, began in opposition to a plan to allow extradition to mainland China, but have since morphed into a broader movement seeking to reverse a slide in freedoms in the city.

Extra security measures have been put in place at the airport before the latest rallies, with authorities preventing anyone without a boarding pass from entering the check-in area.

The last demonstration at the airport passed off peacefully without causing flight disruptions.

Source : Various