United States becomes latest country to issue travel advisory over Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong (CNN)The United States has become the latest country to issue a travel warning over Hong Kong’s ongoing protests, which have at times turned violent and seen parts of the city brought to a standstill. Similar warnings have been issued by other countries including Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan and Singapore. Although the warnings recommend travelers exercise a high degree of caution, countries are not yet advising visitors to avoid Hong Kong altogether. For the past nine weeks, Hong Kong has been rocked by large-scale and sometimes violent protests that were sparked by a now-shelved bill that would have allowed people in the city to be extradited to China. The demonstrations — which have shown no sign of abating …