City-wide strikes bring Hong Kong to a standstill

 A protester throws a stone towards police outside Tin Shui Wai police station during a protest on August 5, 2019 in Hong Kong.

(CNN)Hong Kong was hit by widespread strikes Monday that brought chaos to much of the city's transport network, including Hong Kong International Airport, in the most ambitious day of demonstrations since the movement began in June.

More than 2,300 aviation workers joined the strike, according to the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, leading to the cancellation of 224 flights to and from one of the world's busiest airports. The airport was packed with unusually long lines, and its air space and runway capacity was reduced by 50%.
Experts said Monday's strikes were the biggest to have rocked the city in decades.
    Business class check-in at Hong Kong airport as flights canceled due to citywide strikes on August 5, 2019.
    Direct action protests also took place in seven districts: Admiralty, Sha Tin, Tuen Mun, Tseun Wan, Wong Tai Sin, Mong Kok and Tai Po. Organizers also called for a general strike at Disneyland and the airport, both on Hong Kong's Lantau Island.
    Strikers included teachers, lifeguards at beaches, security worker