Hong Kong activists will combine anti-government protests with lantern celebrations marking the Mid-Autumn Festival this weekend after a brief lull in sometimes violent demonstrations which have rocked the Chinese-ruled city since June.
The protests include another in a series of “stress tests” of the airport, which in recent weeks have seen approach roads blocked, street fires started and the trashing of a nearby MTR subway station.
Protesters also jammed the airport arrivals hall last month, leading to canceled or delayed flights and clashes with police.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest celebration throughout the Chinese-speaking world and in East and Southeast Asia. It is celebrated with mooncakes, gazing at the full moon and colorful lantern displays and falls on Friday this year.