Hong Kong Airport cancel all flight due to protester gathering due to police and govt action [UP: Second day of protests]

SilentPanda

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Airport sit-in




The gathering is due to Police action yesterday resulting in police firing rubber bullet and blinding a young woman protester wearing safety google.

Live footage from the airport can be seen here - Also it has a censored picture of the girl shot in the eye in the link too.

Reason for the protest and current sit-in

Hong Kong started a protest due to a extradition bill that the CCP was proposing, that citizen of HK t hat are accused of a crime will be extradicated to China for trial.

And now protester have 5 demand

1. Take the extradiction bill away completely, it has only been remove temporary for now, HK people want a promise that it will not be brough up again, or in the future, HK Chief Executifve Carrie Lam (Think PM or President) have said it's being discussed away for now)

2. Release all arrested protester/activist that has been arrested and promise of no prosecution (700+ people arrested since june, 149 people arrested yesterday)

3. Open investagtion by third party or trusted orginization into police brutality action so far.

4. Change the wording of riot, since the June protest, Police have used riot to describe peaceful march to sit-in

5. Open election as promised between the CCP and Hong Kong handback to China, current system is China choose candidate, Hong Kong want open election by all citizen of Hong Kong with open candidate from Hong Kong Citizen.
 

ConanEd

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Dec 27, 2018
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Both sides are betting down more chips...

They changed the police tactic yesterday because they got a retired police chief back to run the new show.
 

Figgles

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Oct 30, 2017
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Both sides are betting down more chips...

They changed the police tactic yesterday because they got a retired police chief back to run the new show.
That doesn’t sound good.

Good on the people of Hong Kong. Smart move taking over the airport, as that will have a direct impact on the rest of the country too.
 

darz1

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Dec 18, 2017
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Stay strong to the people of hong kong. You are an inspiration. Real power is in the people.
 

Ac30

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Oct 30, 2017
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Inspirational, but China will shut this shit down one way or another.

They can just wait it out.
 

Static

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Oct 25, 2017
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Hong Kong's protests are a beautiful thing. That clip of them all singing Les Mis was somethin. This is some David vs Goliath shit but I'm really pulling for them. They deserve every scrap of self determination they win.
 

Kormora

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Nov 7, 2017
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damn the crowd there is massive, apparently they're getting out right now since word is that police are going to clear them out.
 

Cyberclops

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Mar 15, 2019
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I think this really fucks with my flight plans but I'm not gonna complain too hard. They're doing the right thing.
 

Linkura

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Oct 25, 2017
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Hah, and I just read an article saying it was okay to travel there. Good luck getting in.

Good work, protesters. We're with you.
 

MilesQ

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damn the crowd there is massive, apparently they're getting out right now since word is that police are going to clear them out.
Yup, a friend there said they've cut the wifi in the airport, so I imagine they'll be moving in soon.

Expect a lot of fucked up shit to happen, the police chief who oversaw the umbrella and Mong Kok protests is back out of retirement...


Unsurprisingly, he has the full support of Beijing.
 

Troast

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Oct 31, 2017
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I'm worried about the end game, but hope for a peaceful resolution. Stay strong HK and let people power prevail.
 

Troast

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Oct 31, 2017
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Airport Emergency Response Centre has been launched, all flights in and out HK cancelled for today (from artcile in OP).
 

Anteater

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Oct 25, 2017
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Don't know what the end game is, since they're doubling down and keep escalating this. I've been avoiding most news the past weekend.

Last I watched it was the interview with Carrie Lam saying the same shit about condemning violence while being passive aggressive about why she wasn't seeing the reporters.
 
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SilentPanda

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Two main reason why this protest is at the airport

One is to support the person hit by police bullet and is possible blinded.

Second reason is to put pressure on Cathaway Pacific Airline and CEO Rupert Hogg in published email threaten staff with termination or other for participating in "illega protest", when at first was saying they support staff right to free speech, but after a talking to from China FAA, CEO change statement, so now the public is forcing him to choose a side.
Or specifically hurting their wallet.

Here is expert from Email of Cathway Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg
 

Figgles

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Oct 30, 2017
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Hong Kong's protests are a beautiful thing. That clip of them all singing Les Mis was somethin. This is some David vs Goliath shit but I'm really pulling for them. They deserve every scrap of self determination they win.
I wish it was David and Goliath, because David wins. I don’t think that will be the outcome here.
 

KymTheSpud

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Oct 28, 2017
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so my boss's son is actually at the airport right now, he's not sure whether to stay or to leave before the police...as you can imagine my boss is getting a little nervous...
 

MilesQ

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Oct 25, 2017
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Two main reason why this protest is at the airport

One is to support the person hit by police bullet and is possible blinded.

Second reason is to put pressure on Cathaway Pacific Airline and CEO Rupert Hogg in published email threaten staff with termination or other for participating in "illega protest", when at first was saying they support staff right to free speech, but after a talking to from China FAA, CEO change statement, so now the public is forcing him to choose a side.
Or specifically hurting their wallet.

Here is expert from Email of Cathway Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg
Cathay Pacific are cowards. China put some pressure on them and they folded almost immediately.
 

onkelsander

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Oct 29, 2017
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thanks for the rundown OP, I've been curious about the HongKong situation, but havent gotten up to speed....Didnt know why they were still protesting...Seems legit, go HK....
 

vehn

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Oct 27, 2017
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My Gf is moving back to HK in two months, and I'm most likely moving there next year (only visited once). Really hope these protests end soon and the bill gets scrapped forever. Would be the worst if China PLA stepped in
 

MilesQ

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My Gf is moving back to HK in two months, and I'm most likely moving there next year (only visited once). Really hope these protests end soon and the bill gets scrapped forever. Would be the worst if China PLA stepped in
Let's say the bill is scrapped (highly unlikely at this point as it's matter of Beijing projecting their power and backing down is literally impossible for them), it'll still come into effect in 2047 when China takes full control of HK.

Enjoy HK though, it's an amazing place! I've had some of the best dim sum in the world there, can't wait to get back out and have me some goose feet!!
 

photonblack

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Oct 27, 2017
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People in most countries won't protest unless they have a permit allowing them to do so, the chances of any kind of uprising in most countries is nil.
They’re not supposed to in Hong Kong right now. If and or whenever shit hits the fan, do you still think people would care about permits especially if rights are being shat upon on a massive scale?
 

MilesQ

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They’re not supposed to in Hong Kong right now. If and or whenever shit hits the fan, do you still think people would care about permits especially if rights are being shat upon on a massive scale?
Rights are shat on a massive scale right now in the US and when some people decided to protest and in doing so stopped some traffic, all I saw was the majority complaining about how some slow traffic was an inconvenience and how those people should protest 'properly.' When people protested against the police, all I saw was condemnation and people taking the police's side because a few were injured or because a few shops and cars were damaged.

I think you underestimate just how important order is to most people.
 

Xiao Hu

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Oct 26, 2017
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In all sympathy I have for them, I hope it doesn't affect my flight in two weeks. I'm flying over Hong Kong to see my gf after 4 months so every day I can spend undelayed with her is precious.