What Happened: Protesters have returned to Hong Kong International Airport, resulting in additional flight cancellations, CNA reported Aug. 13. Riot police later entered the airport terminal and clashed with demonstrators.
Why It Matters: In addition to security risks, the ongoing protests and police confrontations in Hong Kong are increasingly resulting in economic costs for the city. Amid the unrest, Hong Kong's stock market lost more than one-tenth of its value over the past month.
Background: Protesters gathered at Hong Kong's airport on Aug. 12, but later left the site after the city's airport authority canceled all remaining flights for the day.
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- In Hong Kong, Demonstrators and Officials Are on a Collision Course (July 22, 2019)
- What to Watch for as the Hong Kong Protests Unfold (June 12, 2019)