Hong Kong students boycott classes after weekend of violence


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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