HKG Airport shut down 12 August

Old Aug 12, 19, 1:54 am
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HKG Airport shut down 12 August

Wasn’t allowed to check in and go airside just now. About 10 minutes later, we were told that all flights would be cancelled today and customers are to call hotline to rebook. Now on the way back out to the city via airport express
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Old Aug 12, 19, 1:55 am
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Check-in staff were shutting counters and leaving departure hall.
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Old Aug 12, 19, 2:07 am
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hk airport is shut down aug 12

just out on newswire. dont come to airport.
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Old Aug 12, 19, 2:09 am
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Latest news is that the airport is likely to be affected tonight. https://news.rthk.hk/rthk/ch/compone...9-20190812.htm
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Old Aug 12, 19, 2:09 am
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Airport chiefs on Monday ordered all carriers to cancel flights out of Hong Kong for the rest of the day, after thousands of anti-government protesters descended on the airport.

Flights already in the air would be allowed to land. It was unclear how long cancellations would go on for.



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Originally Posted by miklcct View Post
機管局:除已完成登機程序的離港航班及正前往香港的抵港航班外,其餘今日所有航班已全部取消

from now news

translation: Airport Authority: Except departure flights with check-in completed and arrival flights on the way to Hong Kong, all remaining flights have been cancelled.
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Old Aug 12, 19, 2:10 am
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Old Aug 12, 19, 2:19 am
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What’s the reason for the shutdown?
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Old Aug 12, 19, 2:23 am
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Originally Posted by boybi View Post
What’s the reason for the shutdown?
Over 10,000 people are packed in right now and it looks like it's forcing into the departures area. Fears it could spread or spill over into the sterile zone? Not sure.
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Old Aug 12, 19, 2:24 am
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(Don't) Move Beyond the Airport.
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Old Aug 12, 19, 2:25 am
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I have a flight into China in the morning...what do people think the situation will be then?
Also I was in Wan Chai last night the the way the police acted is totally out of order.
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Old Aug 12, 19, 2:26 am
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Originally Posted by boybi View Post
What’s the reason for the shutdown?
Preparation for a massive offense with tear gas?
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Old Aug 12, 19, 2:28 am
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Why don’t the protesters just do it within the city and leave the airport alone? If they want to get sympathy from the international community, this will just backfire on them, as can be seen in comments in the social media.
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Old Aug 12, 19, 2:31 am
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Originally Posted by garykung View Post
Preparation for a massive offense with tear gas?
Or simply just arrest everyone. The airport is very easy to isolate. The police can take as long as they want to arrest everyone there who can't show a good reason to be there.
I guess the plans for large-scale internment camps are already in place.
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Old Aug 12, 19, 2:40 am
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Originally Posted by boybi View Post
Why don’t the protesters just do it within the city and leave the airport alone? If they want to get sympathy from the international community, this will just backfire on them, as can be seen in comments in the social media.
Depends on what the police would do. If they come in and shoot everyone (tear gas, rubber bullets or more serious), then I don't see why the international community would "backfire" on their current sympathy.
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