Hong Kong students boycott classes after weekend of violence

AFP

Hundreds of students in Hong Kong have boycotted the first day of the new school year to take part in anti-government demonstrations.

Students from private colleges and government secondary schools were seen joining hands in human chains around their campuses to mark their protest.

It comes a day after 25 flights were cancelled after thousands of protesters blocked roads and public transport links to the airport.

Protesters had called for a general strike but most people appeared to return to their daily lives with shops open, trains operating and workers making their way to offices across the global financial hub.

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