Hong Kong airport has canceled all outbound flights that have not completed the check-in process, the airport authority said.
Flights that completed the check-in process before the authority canceled check-in services at 4:30 p.m. (4:30 a.m. ET) local time will continue operations.
All inbound flights will continue to operate as scheduled.
Previously, Hong Kong’s Airport Authority told CNN that all outbound flights were canceled as of 5:15 p.m. local time.
"Terminal operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted as a result of the public assembly at the airport today ... airlines will provide arrangements for passengers who have not completed the departure process. Members of the public are advised not to come to the airport," the airport authority said in a statement.