Hong Kong protests: city braces for another weekend of chaos and rail authorities change plans as demonstrators target airport again

09-Sep-2019 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:55 AM Print This Post

Hong Kong was on Saturday bracing for yet another weekend of protests, with the international airport in the cross hairs for the third time in two months.

As activists planned to besiege the aviation hub, railway operator the MTR Corporation announced trains on the Airport Express rail link would only travel from Hong Kong station to the airport – bypassing Kowloon and Tsing Yi stations, while skipping AsiaWorld Expo – from 9am on Saturday. In-town check-in services at Kowloon would be suspended.

The pre-emptive measures came as protesters made plans to ditch their trademark black T-shirts and gear to better blend in with travellers, and forge boarding passes to get into the airport.

Hong Kong police and the Airport Authority warned against such acts by the anti-government protesters, saying any deliberate obstruction or attempts to use fake boarding passes could have legal consequences.






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