Hong Kong leader renews appeal for dialogue with protesters
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday renewed an appeal to pro-democracy protesters to halt violence and engage in dialogue, as the city's richest man urged the government to provide a way out for the mostly young demonstrators.The government last week promised to axe an extradition bill that sparked three months of protests but failed to placate protesters, whose demands also include democratic reforms and police accountability. Protesters vandalized subway stations, set street fires and block traffic, forcing police to fire tear gas over the weekend. Lam said the escalation of violence, where over 150 people including students were detained in clashes since Friday, will deepen rifts and prolong the road to recovery. She said her decision to formally withdraw the extradition bill and other initiatives reflected her sincerity to heal society and bring back peace. "We are gearing up to go into the community to have that dialogue directly with the people but I make a further appeal here, that the first priority in order to achieve the objective of bringing peace and order to Hong Kong, is for all of us, all people of Hong Kong, to say no to violence," she told a news conference. Billionaire Li Ka Shing, in a video broadcast on local TV, described the summer of unrestas the worst catastrophe since World War II. In his first public comments, Li, 91, called youths the "masters of our future" and saidthe government should temper justice with mercy in resolving the crisis. "I am very worried. We hope Hong Kong people will be able to ride out the storm. We hope the young people can consider the big picture and those at the helm can give the masters of our future a way out," Li told a religious gathering outside a Buddhist temple over the weekend. "Although humanity may sometimes clash with the rule of law, in political issues, both sides shouldtry to put their feet in another's shoes, then many big troubles can be reduced into smaller ones," he said. Li recently took out newspaper advertisements urging an end to violence. Many see the extradition bill, that would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be sent to mainland China for trial, as a glaring example of the city's eroding autonomy since the former British colony returned to Chinese control in 1997. Asked about Li's comments, Lam agreed that the government "can do more and can do better" especially in meeting young people to hear their grievances. But she stressed the government cannot condone violence and will strictly enforce the law. The unrest has become the biggest challenge to Beijing's rule since it took over Hong Kong and an embarrassment to its ruling Communist Party ahead of Oct. 1 celebrations of its 70th year in power. Beijing has slammed the protests as effort by criminals to split the territory from China, backed by what it said were hostile foreigners. Lam reiterated Tuesday that attempts by Washington and other foreign nations to interfere in Hong Kong's internal affairs over freedom and civil liberties in the city were "totally unnecessary." She said the government has the "obligation and duties" to safeguard the city's autonomy. Related Stories Read more: CTV News
Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam says violence will not solve social issues China continues to view Hong Kong ’s three months of protests as an internal matter and accuses outsiders of meddling Russian revolution? US civil rights protests? Velvet revolution? Orange revolution? I disagree Carrie. Apparently violence is the only way to be heard there Say No to violence. Violence is contagious. Violence tears down.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says increasing violence will not solve social issuesLam was speaking after another weekend of sometimes violent clashes in the former British colony, with police firing tear gas to disperse protesters in cat-and-mouse skirmishes, at times smashing windows and starting street fires. Neither will communism Can caring a VIP patient, a machine in MTR, solve the social issues? While students form human chain and some were attacked by a Pro-China man with knife..... Condemn him now! Isn't he violent? HongKong HongKongProtests BacktoSchool HongKongWay It’s a city in China, of course it’s Chinese-ruled
Students in Hong Kong form human chains across city after protestsThe protesters' demands include the retraction of the word 'riot' to describe demonstrations, the release of all those arrested and the right for Hong Kong people to choose their own leaders. Love to see Hong Kong declare independence from China 😢 this will not go well. Praying for Hong Kong 🇭🇰 Manifest destiny
Protesters call on Trump to ‘liberate’ Hong Kong as violent clashes continue“ Hong Kong is at the forefront of the battle against the totalitarian regime of China ,” one of the organizers said. “Please support us in our fight.” See global? Besides our disgusting media and loser celebrities... real people around the world love Trump. If you go to any country where the media aren’t hateful bigots, Trump is loved. Why? Cuz he works for the people only and you losers hate that. Get better. Interesting they would raise the US flag when some in the US would kneel and not stand for it. Don’t take your freedom for granted. Don’t piss it away for an illusion of safety. There’s people out there who would fight and die for what we have.
Marchers ask Trump to 'liberate' Hong Kong, as clashes eruptThousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong urged U.S. President Donald Trump to 'liberate' the semiautonomous Chinese territory during a peaceful march to the U.S. Consulate on Sunday, but violence broke out later in the business and retail district as police fired tear gas after protesters vandalized subway stations, set fires and blocked traffic. He could start by liberating the children he has in cages Goggles and a respirator on the statue of liberty... 🤣 Go home Chinese and bring your parents money to Canada like most have done
Marchers ask Trump to ‘liberate’ Hong Kong, police fire tear gas at protesters in business-retail areaDemonstrators flooded a park in central Hong Kong , chanting ‘Resist Beijing, Liberate Hong Kong ’ and ‘Stand with Hong Kong , fight for freedom.’ HKers are trying to connect to the free world and seeking international pressure on the Gov from the political leaders worldwide. Trump is just one of them. The HK government needs to man up and lockup those terrorists who trying to destroy HK. Media please stop packaged these terriorists as peaceful protestors Westerners stand up to denounce US. US not HK’s friend. And rioters should look into the mirror. They are under illusion that they have blond hair blue eyes.