Protesters attend a mass demonstration at Hong Kong International Airport, in Hong Kong on Monday. (Reuters photo)
HONG KONG: One of the world's busiest airports cancelled all flights as thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters crowded into the main terminal Monday afternoon, after clashes with police became increasingly violent during a 10th straight weekend of demonstrations.
“Airport operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted as a result of the public assembly at the airport today,” the airport said in a statement. “All check-in service for departure flights has been suspended.”
Thai Airways International and Thai AirAsia suspended flights to Hong Kong after the Chinese territory closed its airport on Monday.
A massive traffic jam soon formed on the highway leading back to Hong Kong's city centre. Some protesters were seen walking toward the airport in the stifling heat.
Hong Kong airport resumed normal operation on Tuesday after cancelling 90 flights on Monday evening.
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assembly (noun): a group of people who have gathered together การชุมนุม, การประชุม - การชุมนุม, การประชุม
disrupted : interrupted and prevented from continuing smoothly by creating problems - ขัดขวาง
massive : very large in size, amount or number - ใหญ่โต
resume : to begin again after stopping for a period of time - เริ่มอีกครั้ง, กลับมาอีกครั้ง
stifling : extremely hot and unpleasant -
straight : consecutive; happening one after the other, without interruption - ต่อเนื่อง
suspend : to stop for a period of time - ยกเลิกชั่วคราว, ระงับชั่วคราว
territory : an area of land controlled by a particular country, leader or army - อาณาบริเวณ อาณาเขตประเทศ