Protestors have forced the cancellation of flights in and out of Hong Kong's international airport - for the second day in a row.
As the anti-government student-led demonstrations roll on, The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is urging Australian travellers to exercise a "high degree of caution".
For those already checked-in - check flight status & contact your airline. For passengers travelling to Australia, contact your airline. For urgent consular assistance call the Consulate on +852 2827 8881 or Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305. https://t.co/GtDNz3JEyE— Smartraveller (@Smartraveller) August 13, 2019
UTS Head of Journalism Monica Attard, is among those stuck in transit.
Thousands of students have come back to Hong Kong Airport- dozens of flights being cancelled again pic.twitter.com/gVifqoMilf— Monica Attard (@AttardMon) August 13, 2019
After a day witnessing a largely peaceful "sit-in", Professor Attard says it's now "chaos" - with student demonstrators following travellers as they're diverted from one terminal to another.
Hong Kong's anti-government rallies began in April over an extradition bill that was later pulled. They've now expanded to represent the ongoing call for free elections.
As Professor Attard's images across the day show, many of the airport protestors are young, and are being extremely careful not to show their faces.