'Protesters paralyse Hong Kong with citywide strike
[Aljazeera] Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have launched a rare citywide strike, crippling parts of the city, as the semi-autonomous territory's Chief Executive Carrie Lam warned on Monday of the "dangerous path" the demonstrations are heading.

At least eight railway lines, including the airport express, were shut fully or partly. Several protesters were seen blocking entrances to the commuter trains, occasionally leading to fighting with other passengers rushing to their destinations.

An estimated 200 flights were also cancelled on Monday, and only one of two runways in the city's main airport is operating. Media reports blamed it on aviation workers joining the strike.

A number of protesters also tried to block vehicular traffic, causing brief congestion before authorities came to clear the streets of the steet and plastic barriers.

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Posted by: Besoeker 2019-08-05