Thousands have joined a mass sit-in at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) on 8 August, the second in 2 weeks, in a fresh round of anti-government protests designed to secure international support for the movement.
Organisers were expecting over 10,000 to show up over the 3-day rally. Protesters filled the non-restricted area of the Arrival Hall A and B. The rally did not apply to the police for a no-objection notice and hoped police would respect the peaceful protest.
The airport had increased security in the departure area, which is not part of the protest zone, that led to passengers experiencing delays in reaching departure gates, as airlines warned travellers to arrive early for their flights.
Most of the participants wore black, put on masks and helmets, and raised the slogans and cards with “Anti-China Extradition”. Participants wrote slogans on paper in 11 languages, and posted media reports related to the movement. Some people stood at the exits after immigration and distribute flyers and stickers to passengers and passers-by, creating awareness about Hong Kong’s “Anti-China Extradition”, police brutality, indiscriminate arrests and charges.