mandag 12. august 2019

By swarming Hong Kong airport, protesters take their message directly to the world

Protesters in Hong Kong are calling for a mass rally at the city's international airport Monday, following another night of violent clashes between pro-democracy activists and riot police. The focus on the airport comes as the city's protest movement enters its 11th week. Since Friday, groups of peaceful protesters have occupied the airport's main arrivals terminal, unfurling banners and handing out anti-government leaflets in multiple languages to international visitors.

Numbers at the airport have never risen above the low thousands, but there were calls for a million people to take to the terminal Monday in reaction to alleged police brutality.