The Hong Kong protests escalated earlier today as a large crowd forced the Hong Kong airport to shut down operations for the day. Swarms of protestors disrupted the terminals resulting in all flights that were not already boarding to be canceled. Chinese authorities have continued to denounce the protests as terroristic and urge an end to the disorder.
The Hong Kong protests have now been underway for over two months in response to a Chinse government extradition bill. The protestors argue that the bill would threaten their democratic liberties by subjecting Hong Kong residents to the mainland laws in China. Hong Kong residents have taken great pride in their enhanced freedoms in relation to mainland China and are now fighting hard to retain them. The bill was recently suspended after initial protest demonstrations, but the situation has spurned into a broader demand for greater freedoms for the people of Hong Kong.