This could be the Mail reporting on a London Tube strike. But no; it's China Daily reporting on Hong Kong protests:
The daily lives of many people in Hong Kong have been disrupted by the blockades staged by protestors in various districts — with more than 42 bus routes and some tram services suspended — as thousands of activists continue to occupy major roads in the central business area of the city.
Commuters faced traffic disruptions and had to spend more time getting to work, and needy patients had extra difficulties getting to hospitals for medical appointments.
Tong Siu-fung, 60, has had problems with her feet and her doctor suggested she not walk too fast.
"But I had to walk fast. I don’t want to miss the appointment, because otherwise I will have to wait for another five months," said Tong.
"I understand that protesters have a point and they want to express their opinions. But you know who is suffering because they’re blocking the road? The poor and the sick.
In fairness, the Mail would never have reported anyone saying that the protesters 'had a point'. Elsewhere, Ta Kung Pao:
covered the story of an elderly woman who supposedly could not see a sickly relative in her last moments because of traffic disruptions caused by the movement.
Beijing is obviously in the conservative position in regard to Hong Kong. But the sheer reflexive Toryness of its mouthpieces never ceases to amuse.
More generally, I called the deveopment of the protest wrong in my last post. What happened was that the cops stood down, and a further wave of protestors came to join their comrades on what are not so much barricades but complex impediments ultimately generated from a sense of real but civically expressed anger. The government district is basically now surrounded by protest clusters, and there are now two in Kowloon which neatly intersect with major shopping destinations and important road junctions ( this protest, incidentally, needs a far more comprehensive logistical analysis than I'm capable of providing).
As for Beijing, there's been lots of breathless stuff about what it will do, or must do, or could do, or is capable of doing - but what it's actually doing four days in appears to be 'nothing'. That may change after National day.