Contingency measures at Hong Kong

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Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) implemented contingency measures and activated the Airport Emergency Centre on September 1, as protesters again began to assemble outside the terminal buildings.

Traffic to and from Hong Kong International Airport was severely obstructed as a result of the assembly. The Airport Express service was suspended from around 16:30pm to 10:30pm. Blockage of roads leading to the airport also affected the bus service, with only a limited service operating. Twenty-five passenger flights were canceled.

The AA condemned the actions that blocked some entrances and exits to the terminals, obstructed traffic to the airport, which affected passengers’ journeys, and damaged some airport equipment.

The authority also issued several warnings to protesters indicating that their actions had breached the interim injunction order, and worked with local police on the execution of the order and the dispersal operation.

Obtained by the AA on August 13, 2019, the order restrains persons from unlawfully and wilfully obstructing or interfering with the proper use of the airport. Persons are also restrained by the order from attending or participating in any demonstration or protest or public order event in the airport.

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