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UK News China condemns 'attack' on Hong Kong official in London

08:40  15 november  2019
08:40  15 november  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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  China tells U.S. and Britain to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs China tells U.S. and Britain to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairsLONDON (Reuters) - China’s ambassador to London said on Monday foreign countries, including the United States and Britain, should stop interfering in Hong Kong's internal affairs as protesters continued to battle with Hong Kong police.

BEIJING, Nov 15 (Reuters) - China 's embassy in the United Kingdom strongly condemned and expressed strong indignation on Friday at the attack on a Hong Kong government official in London . Protesters had an altercation with Hong Kong 's Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng

BEIJING (Reuters) - China 's embassy in the United Kingdom strongly condemned and expressed strong indignation on Friday at the attack on a Hong Kong government official in London . Protesters had an altercation with Hong Kong 's Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng

a blurry image of a person: Protesters had an altercation with Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng © Other Protesters had an altercation with Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng The Chinese and Hong Kong governments have condemned an "attack" on a Hong Kong government official in London.

Protesters were involved in an altercation with Hong Kong's Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng during her visit to London on Thursday.

A statement from the Hong Kong government said Ms Cheng suffered "serious bodily harm", but gave no further details.

Video footage of the incident shows the minister falling to the ground.

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam strongly condemned the "attack", saying the incident was brutal and transcended the bottom line of a civilised society.

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China ’s embassy in the United Kingdom strongly condemned and expressed strong indignation on Friday at the attack on a Hong Kong government official in London . Protesters had an altercation with Hong Kong ’s Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng

China condemned on Friday an attack on the city's justice secretary in London , the first direct altercation between demonstrators and a government minister during more than five months of often violent protests. Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng, who was in London to promote Hong Kong as

"The secretary denounces all forms of violence and radicalism depriving others' legitimate rights in the pretext of pursuing their political ideals, which would never be in the interest of Hong Kong and any civilised society," the Hong Kong government said in a separate statement.

a person sitting at a table using a laptop: The Hong Kong government said Ms Cheng suffered 'serious bodily harm' © Other The Hong Kong government said Ms Cheng suffered 'serious bodily harm' The Chinese embassy in the UK has urged UK police to carry out a thorough investigation of the incident and to step up security for its personnel and organisations in Britain.

In Hong Kong, a 70-year-old man has died after being struck on the head during clashes between government supporters and protesters.

Hong Kong's Food and Environmental Hygiene Department expressed "profound sadness" at the death of its cleaning worker and said it was providing assistance to his family.

Meanwhile, anti-government protesters have again paralysed parts of Hong Kong, forcing schools to close and blocking some roads as students built barricades in university campuses.

The protests escalated in June over an extradition bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial.

The bill was later scrapped but the protests have since evolved into calls for greater democracy, among other demands.

The months-long protests have plunged the former British colony into its biggest political crisis in decades and pose the biggest challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping since he came to power in 2012.

Watch as demonstrators gather in Edinburgh to support Hong Kong democracy movement .
Dozens of people have gathered in Edinburgh's Old Town today to support Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstrations. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd Around 50 protesters were outside the Capital's St Giles Cathedral chanting "Fight for freedom! Save Hong Kong" around 12:15pm on Saturday.Organisers, Stand With Hong Kong anticipated hundreds of people will join similar protests across the UK in Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and London this afternoon.

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