onsdag 19. juni 2019

Carrie Lam's failures have radicalised new generation, says freed activist

Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, is the person responsible for mobilising the biggest protests in the city’s history, the freed student activist Joshua Wong has said. The 22-year-old, who was the face of the last major demonstrations in Hong Kong in 2014, was released from jail on Monday following a two-month term for contempt of court. He said that despite Lam’s “sincere and solemn” apology at a press conference, and her hint that the extradition law that sparked this month’s mass protests had been effectively retracted, the chief executive had not met any of her critics’ demands.