New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Hong Kong airport authority on Monday cancelled all remaining departing and arriving flights after thousands of anti-government protesters entered the arrival hall to stage a demonstration.

"Other than departure flights that have completed the check-in process and the arrival flights already heading to Hong Kong, all other flights have been cancelled for the rest of today," the authority said in a statement.

The decision came after thousands of protesters entered the airport holding signs reading "Hong Kong is not safe" and "Shame on police".

"Airport operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted as a result of the public assembly at the airport today," the statement said.

Meanwhile, traffic on roads to the airport was very congested and car park spaces were full, the authority said.

The increasingly violent protests have plunged Chinese-ruled Hong Kong into its most serious crisis in decades and presented a serious challenge to Beijing.

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