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World Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam Urges Protesters to Let Town Hall Event Go Forward

07:40  24 september  2019
07:40  24 september  2019 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam called on protesters not to disrupt her first public dialogue event , as she attempted to quiet months of protests The Hong Kong chief executive told reporters Tuesday that about 20,000 people have registered for a town hall -style session that will hold about 150

The 2019 Hong Kong protests , also known as the Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill (ELAB) Movement, are an ongoing series of demonstrations in Hong Kong

(Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam called on protesters not to disrupt her first public dialogue event, as she attempted to quiet months of protests that threaten to mar Beijing’s anniversary celebrations.

Hong Kong’s Leader Carrie Lam Urges Critics to Let Town Hall Event Go Forward© Bloomberg Hong Kong’s Leader Carrie Lam Urges Critics to Let Town Hall Event Go Forward

The Hong Kong chief executive told reporters Tuesday that about 20,000 people have registered for a town hall-style session that will hold about 150 participants, after Asia’s main financial hub saw its 16th straight weekend of clashes between pro-democracy protesters and riot cops. At one point over the weekend, demonstrators threw debris onto a car carrying the city’s top official for mainland affairs, cracking the windshield.

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“I very much hope the first dialogue with community on Thursday could be made in a peaceful, rational and calm environment,” Lam said, referring to an event planned at an indoor stadium in the city’s Wan Chai area. “And my colleagues and I will listen to citizens’ opinions in a sincere, humble manner.”

Lam’s comments come ahead of protests planned to coincide with the Oct. 1 anniversary of 70 years of Communist rule in China next week, which will feature a military parade and a speech from President Xi Jinping. Hong Kong has been paralyzed since June by near-daily -- and sometimes violent protests -- sparked by a bill that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China.

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Here’ s what you need to know: Hong Kong ’ s leader vowed to pursue those who acted illegally. The riot police fired tear gas at protesters to disperse them. The attack on the legislative complex exposed divisions among the protesters . The demonstrations are a challenge to China’ s leader, Xi Jinping.

Hong Kong police have fired tear gas at protesters , who vandalized a train station, erected The violence on Saturday came on the heels of a protest march that had been touted as an event Some protesters in front of the town hall tore down and tried to set fire to the Chinese national flag, leaving

Lam scrapped the measure, but protesters have continued marching in a movement that has expanded to include demands for an inquiry into the violence as well as greater democratic accountability. Protesters have rejected her attempts at dialogue efforts, because she has ruled out meeting their other demands.

The Hong Kong leader continued to defend police actions, noting that there have been no confirmed fatalities between protesters and police. “Apart from some critical incidents, where members of the public have major concerns and some different views, the fact that over three months, we have not seen major fatalities in Hong Kong is -- by world standards, because I’ve been meeting overseas dignitaries and senior officials -- is quite remarkable,” Lam said.

Last week, Amnesty International issued a report that said Hong Kong police beat pro-democracy protesters in custody and committed acts that amounted to “torture” during the course of recent demonstrations. Police said the Amnesty report didn’t reflect the fact that officers were facing a large group of radical protesters who “broke the law recklessly,” and said it lacked details that would allow them to verify the allegations.

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said earlier that city’ s government ‘will not endorse or condone any act that goes against the rule of law’. After letting some buses pass, protesters have now set up roadblocks on Nathan Road with rubbish bins and signs.

Hong Kong ’ s chief executive, Carrie Lam .CreditCreditVincent Yu/Associated Press. HONG KONG — Carrie Lam , the embattled chief executive of Hong Kong , is a workaholic who sleeps But she also seemed determined not to give in to protesters . She compared the government’ s response to young

On Tuesday, Lam said the “the force is under extreme pressure” from the protests, but that people should come forward with complaints about police conduct, so that incidents can be investigated.

Meanwhile, opposition lawmaker Roy Kwong was punched and beaten by three men in the city’s Tin Shui Wai area this morning and is on his way to the hospital, according to Lam Cheuk-ting, a lawmaker from the Democratic Party.

--With assistance from Natalie Lung.

To contact the reporters on this story: Iain Marlow in Hong Kong at [email protected];Stephen Tan in Hong Kong at [email protected]

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at [email protected], Fion Li

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Sit-in at school of Hong Kong protester shot by police .
Hundreds of Hong Kongers staged a sit-in on Wednesday outside the school of a protester who was shot by police as authorities said the wounded 18-year-old was now in a stable condition. "According to the latest information of the Hospital Authority, the current condition of the man is stable," the government said in a statement. A friend and classmate of Tsang, who gave his first name Marco, said the 18-year-old was a keen basketballer who was infuriated by sliding freedoms in Hong Kong and the police response to the protests.

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