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Aug. 13, 19 | 1:06 pm

The Chinese government has likened the ongoing protest activities in Hong Kong to “sprouts of terrorism,” Reuters reported.

The statement was issued after the Hong Kong International Airport ceased operations after services were disrupted, putting the blame on the presence of hundreds of protesters.

Hong Kong is the world’s busiest air cargo port and the 8th busiest by passenger traffic, handling 73 million passengers a year. The airport has been filled with anti-government protesters for four days.

With the tag, there are Hong Kong legal experts who said this could lead to the use of anti-terror laws and powers against the protesters.

The state-backed Global Times newspaper also reported that China’s People’s Armed Police have assembled in the neighboring city of Shenzhen for exercises.

The Communist Party’s official People’s Daily newspaper, meanwhile, said on the Twitter-like Weibo that the force is capable of handling riots and terror attacks.

In reaction to these reports, Hong Kongers took to the streets again.

Meanwhile, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) may call a hotline in case they find themselves stranded at the NAIA.

OWWA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac posted on his social media account, “Sa mga OFWs po na apektado sa sitwasyon sa Hongkong, lalo na po ang mga posibleng stranded sa NAIA, tawag lang po sa OWWA hotline 1348. May mga OWWA counter din po sa NAIA terminals 1, 2, and 3 na maaring malapitan.”

Cathay Pacific has cancelled some flights.

CANCELLED FLIGHTS

Cebu Pacific has advised clients options such as, rebooking to a later travel date, get a full refund or place the cost of the ticket in a travel fund.

Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong Airlines have announced cancelled flights.

As of posting time, a Hong Kong Airport official said Operations resumed at Hong Kong airport on Tuesday morning, authorities said, flights are due to start departing and arriving.

“We have resumed check-ins,” a spokesman for the airport told Agence France Presse, confirming flights would be resuming.

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