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Anti-extradition bill: Over 200 flights cease as Hong Kong braces for ‘citywide strike’

Hong Kong, August 5: Hong Kong’s anti-government protesters have on Monday launched a “citywide strike”, ravaging regions of the territory, as a pro-Chinese leader Carrie Lam warned the demonstration have pushed the city to a “very dangerous path”.

According to Al-Jazeera news reports, more than 200 flights have been canceled ahead of the citywide strike with all most two runways operating in the city, with around eight railway lines completely or partially disrupted. Media reports alleged the aviation employees joined the citywide strike.

Many pro-democracy protesters blocked entrances to the commuter transports, leading to combating with passengers rushing to their final destinations.

It was before announced that about 14,000 individuals from in excess of 20 divisions have a focus on the strike, as per coordinators – many holing up behind covers inspired by a paranoid fear of response.

Individuals likewise showed their arrangements online to either strike or telephone in sick on Monday – from government employees and social laborers to airline stewards, pilots, transport drivers and even representatives of the city’s Disneyland.

Experts in Hong Kong and Beijing have flagged a solidifying position with the Chinese military saying it is prepared to suppress the “intolerable” agitation whenever mentioned, and many dissidents accused of revolting.

“There’s a psychological barrier for people to strike,” protester and pastor Monica Wong, 40, told AFP news agency on Sunday.

In addition, protesters planned to hold mass rallies in seven other regions of Hong Kong against a controversial extradition bill that would allow suspects in the territory to be sent to mainland China for court prosecution.


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