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Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong protesters target airport but planes keep flying

Protesters call for a general strike on Monday

Protesters build barricades outside the terminals at Hong Kong International Airport, Sep.1.   © Reuters

HONG KONG  (Reuters) -- Thousands of protesters blocked roads and public transport links to Hong Kong airport on Sunday in a bid to draw world attention to their fight for democracy for the Chinese-ruled city which is facing its biggest political crisis in decades.

Planes were taking off and landing, with delays, but trains were suspended and approach roads to the airport impassable as protesters erected barricades and overturned trolleys at the airport and in the nearby new town of Tung Chung.

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