Over 30 HK-Taiwan flights cancelled due to HK general strike 0

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 5 August, 2019
By: Natalie Tso

Cathay Pacific and other airlines have cancelled flights to and from HK beginning Monday (CNA photo)

The anti-government protests in Hong Kong have led to a general strike which began on Monday. Strike organizers have said more than 14,000 people in 20 sectors have committed to the strike. The protest movement is experimenting with different means of peaceful protest. That’s after two months of demonstrations have failed to force the government to cancel a controversial extradition bill.

The strike on Monday led to about 200 cancelled flights, including over 30 between Taiwan and Hong Kong. At least eight railway lines were partially or fully shut down in Hong Kong. Protestors have also sought to block commuter metros and traffic.    [FULL  STORY]

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