Hong Kong Protesters Descend on Airport, With Plans to Stay for Days

By Katherine Li and Mike Ives Aug. 9, 2019 (NYTimes.com) HONG KONG — Thousands of black-clad antigovernment protesters demonstrated at Hong Kong’s international airport on Friday, taking aim at both a global transit hub and the city’s closely guarded reputation for order and efficiency. The protest in the airport’s arrivals hall, which is planned to last through Sunday, came as Hong Kong reeled from its worst political crisis since Britain handed the former colony back to China in 1997, and less than a week after protests and a general strike caused chaos in the city and led to 148 arrests. The airport protest began in … Continue reading Hong Kong Protesters Descend on Airport, With Plans to Stay for Days