International performers cancel scheduled appearances in Hong Kong

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Some cited security concerns amid a stand-off between demonstrators and the authorities.

At least three concerts by overseas performers have been cancelled in Hong Kong as protesters forced the city’s airport to suspend operations for a second day.

K-pop star Kang Daniel and Scottish band Chvrches both announced on Tuesday that they are calling off upcoming events.

American singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin cancelled an upcoming concert late on Monday.

Hong Kong Protests
A device shows no entry at the departure gates at the Hong Kong International Airport (Vincent Thian/AP)

The airport protests are the latest escalation in a summer of demonstrations aimed at what many in Hong Kong see as an increasing erosion of their freedoms.

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