PHOTOS: Unrest in Hong Kong during anti-government protests

A protester shows a placard to stranded travelers during a demonstration at the Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo: Kin Cheung/AP)

Protests at Hong Kong's airport on Tuesday caused a second day of travel mayhem at one of the world's busiest air-transport hubs, further threatening the city's reputation as a stable place for doing business. It's a sharp contrast to the normal experience at Hong Kong's sleek and modern airport, where check-in and boarding are usually carried out quickly and efficiently. Analysts said the disruption could make foreign investors think twice about setting up shop in Hong Kong, which has long prided itself as being Asia's leading business city with convenient air links for executives traveling across the region. (AP)

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Travelers walk past as protesters hold a sit-in rally near the departure gate of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo: Vincent Thian/AP)
A beam of sunlight is cast on the travelers as they wait at the check-in counters in the departure hall of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo: Vincent Thian/AP)
Protesters stage a sit-in rally at the departure hall of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo: Vincent Thian/AP)
Protesters stage a sit-in rally at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo: Vincent Thian/AP)
Stranded travelers wait in the departure hall of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo: Vincent Thian/AP)
Protesters stage a sit-in rally at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo: Vincent Thian/AP)
A traveler, bottom left, sits with protesters during a sit-in rally at the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo: Vincent Thian/AP)
A man browses his smartphone at the empty check-in counters in the departure hall of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo: Vincent Thian/AP)
Protesters show posters to travelers at the arrival hall of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo: Vincent Thian/AP)
A protester pours water on a detained man, who protesters claimed was a police officer from mainland China, during a demonstration at the Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo: Kin Cheung/AP)
Travelers argue with protesters as they try to go through the departure gates of the Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo: Vincent Thian/AP)
A traveler stands amidst protesters during a sit-in rally at the Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo: Kin Cheung/AP)
An airport employee explains the situation to travelers at the Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo: Kin Cheung/AP)
Protesters use luggage trolleys to block the departure gates during a demonstration at the Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo: Vincent Thian/AP)
Airport security personnel look on as protesters using luggage trolleys to block the departure gates during a demonstration at the Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo: Vincent Yu/AP)
Medical staff take part in a protest against police brutality on the protesters, at a hospital in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo: Kin Cheung/AP)
Protesters use luggage trolleys to block the walkway to the departure gates during a demonstration at the Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo: Vincent Yu/AP)
Cameramen and photographers film a detained man, who protesters claimed was a police officer from mainland China, on a luggage trolley during a demonstration at the Airport in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. (Photo: Vincent Yu/AP)
Members of the medical profession gather to protest against Hong Kong police brutality at Queen Elizabeth Hospital on August 13, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. (Photo: Philip Fong/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
A group of pro-democracy protesters chant slogans outside the departures hall during another demonstration at Hong Kong's international airport on August 13, 2019. (Photo: Philip Fong/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Protesters rest on the floor of Hong Kong's international airport on August 13, 2019, the day after the airport closed due to pro-democracy protests. (Photo: Philip Fong/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Protesters hold placards as they block the departure gate of the Hong Kong International Airport Terminal 2 during a demonstration on August 13, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. (Photo: Anthony Kwan/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
An unidentified man (C) is shouted at by protesters during a demonstration at Hong Kong's International Airport on August 13, 2019. (Photo: Philip Fong/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Protester are seen sitting in the ground of Hong Kong International Airport in Hong Kong on August 13, 2019. (Photo: Vernon Yuen/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Anti-extradition bill protesters use trolleys to stop passengers from entering the security gates during a mass demonstration after a woman was shot in the eye, at the Hong Kong international airport, in Hong Kong China August 13, 2019. (Photo: Tyrone Siu/Reuters)

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