Aug 14, 2019
By Christine Ross
Flights resumed late Wednesday at Hong Kong’s airport after two days of disruptions that forced hundreds of cancellations this week. About three dozen pro-democracy protesters remain camped out in the airport’s arrivals area, spreading posters across the floor, but they are not intruding on travellers.
The protests began as a call to suspend a controversial extradition bill, but have expanded to include demands for improved human rights and for the territory’s leader to step down. Late Wednesday in Hong Kong, a new protest outside a police station was dispersed as police fired tear gas at pro-democracy demonstrators. Ottawa has issued an advisory to Canadians travelling to the territory. Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is urging the 300,000 Canadians in Hong Kong to exercise a high degree of caution.