tirsdag 13. august 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam fights back tears as she warns protesters they are pushing city ‘into an abyss’

Hong Kong’s leader has warned protesters they are pushing the city “into an abyss” by attacking its institutions, in what she called attempts to “destroy the rule of law”. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the mass sit-in at Hong Kong International Airport, which forced the cancellation of all Monday flights from 4pm, as well as police station sieges and widespread road blocks during protests, had made the city no longer safe.

Speaking to the media on Tuesday morning before reconvening the Executive Council, her de facto cabinet, Lam said: “Hong Kong is seriously wounded. It will take a long time to recover.” She asked protesters whether they wanted to “push Hong Kong into an abyss”.