In Pictures: Protesters stand their ground in Hong Kong amid warnings

In Pictures: Protesters stand their ground in Hong Kong amid warnings

Hong Kong’s protesters are continuing their demonstrations against China’s government with the international airport the latest focus.

Flights were cancelled on Monday after the terminal was flooded by protesters amid warnings that Beijing considered the activities to be “terrorist”.

Despite the warnings from China’s central government, the protesters have continued to state their case while hospital workers have also voiced anger at what they consider police brutality.

Airport security personnel stand guard as travellers walk past protesters holding a sit-in rally at the departure gate of the Hong Kong International Airport (Vincent Thian/AP)
Airport security personnel stand guard as travellers walk past protesters holding a sit-in rally at the departure gate of the Hong Kong International Airport (Vincent Thian/AP)

Protesters stage a sit-in rally at the departure hall  (Vincent Thian/AP)
Protesters stage a sit-in rally at the departure hall (Vincent Thian/AP)

A beam of sunlight is cast on the travellers as they wait at the check-in counters (Vincent Thian/AP)
A beam of sunlight is cast on the travellers as they wait at the check-in counters (Vincent Thian/AP)

Nurses wearing eyepatch and face masks take part in a protest (Kin Cheung/AP)
Nurses wearing eyepatch and face masks take part in a protest (Kin Cheung/AP)

Medical staff make their feelings clear (Kin Cheung/AP)
Medical staff make their feelings clear (Kin Cheung/AP)

Protesters stage a sit-in rally near the departure gate (Vincent Thian/AP)
Protesters stage a sit-in rally near the departure gate (Vincent Thian/AP)

Travellers wait at the check-in counters (Vincent Thian/AP)
Travellers wait at the check-in counters (Vincent Thian/AP)

Travellers walk past a flights information board (Vincent Thian/AP)
Travellers walk past a flights information board (Vincent Thian/AP)

An airport security staff member gestures to travellers (Vincent Thian/AP)
An airport security staff member gestures to travellers (Vincent Thian/AP)

Medical staff wearing eyepatches (Kin Cheung/AP)
Medical staff wearing eyepatches (Kin Cheung/AP)

Protesters stage a sit-in rally at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport (Vincent Thian/AP)
Protesters stage a sit-in rally at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport (Vincent Thian/AP)

Passenger planes parked at the tarmac (Vincent Thian/AP)
Passenger planes parked at the tarmac (Vincent Thian/AP)

- Press Association

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