|Flights Cancelled as Opposition Blocks Roads to Airport
|Eight flights were cancelled on Tuesday at Rafik Hariri International airport as roads to the Lebanese facility were blocked by Hizbullah-led opposistion activists during street protests, an airport source told Agence France-Presse.
"Eight flights from Cairo, Muscat, France, Kuwait, Bahrain, Frankfurt and Qatar have been cancelled," the source said.
"Flights are still arriving and passengers from two flights from Dubai and Amman are still in the airport. They cannot leave because the road is closed."
The LBCI said around twelve barriers, including sands and burning tires, had cut roads to the airport. Only two flights left early in the morning with passengers.