HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s High Court on Friday (Aug 23) granted an extension of the injunction order that stops protesters from “unlawfully and wilfully obstructing” airport operations. The interim injunction order was first granted on Aug 13, a day after demonstrators staged a massive sit-in, forcing the cancellation of all flights in the out of Hong Kong International Airport. Hong Kong’s airport authority had said on Thursday that it was seeking an extension of the order, ahead of plans by protesters over the weekend to “stress test” airport operations by flooding transport networks leading to the aviation hub. The airport is built on reclaimed land around an offshore island and reached by train or a highway over interlocking bridges. READ: Hong Kong protesters plan airport ‘stress test’ to disrupt operations READ: Hong Kong students to boycott new term as protests continue “Blocking roads connecting to the airport may constitute acts of unlawfully and wilfully obstructing or interfering with the proper use of the airport,” said Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) in a media release on Friday. The injunction also restricts people from participating in any demonstration or public order event at the airport. Anyone who violates the injunction may face jail time and a fine. “The AA is… Read full this story
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