tirsdag 2. juli 2019

Angry Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam emerges after day of unprecedented violence and slams protesters but says she is willing to listen

Hong Kong’s embattled government emerged early on Tuesday morning, condemning the  violent takeover of the city’s legislature by mostly young protesters, and vowing to go after those who trashed the building and fled before riot police moved in. Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said at a 4am press conference she was angry and saddened by the violence and chaos. “I am very outraged and distressed and I strongly condemn it,” she said.

Lam said she had reflected on the unprecedented events on the July 1 anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule, and was willing to communicate with all sectors including the city’s youth.