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Hong Kong: Carrie Lam tells US to stop meddling

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
September 10, 2019 at 04:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam warned the US not to meddle with her administration's response to mass civil disobedience on Tuesday.

"To interfere into Hong Kong's internal affairs in terms of what we are doing under the Basic Law, protection of freedoms and liberties, this is totally unnecessary," said Lam.

China has consistently warned other countries not to interfere in its "internal affairs".

Lam also called on Hong Kongers to reject violence, after another weekend of protests, the 14th in a row, with clashes between police and demonstrators throughout the city.

The movement was sparked by changes to a law which facilitated extradition to mainland China. That bill has since been dropped, although the protesters demands have since grown into issues of wider reform.

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Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam warned the US not to meddle with her administration's response to mass civil disobedience on Tuesday.

"To interfere into Hong Kong's internal affairs in terms of what we are doing under the Basic Law, protection of freedoms and liberties, this is totally unnecessary," said Lam.

China has consistently warned other countries not to interfere in its "internal affairs".

Lam also called on Hong Kongers to reject violence, after another weekend of protests, the 14th in a row, with clashes between police and demonstrators throughout the city.

The movement was sparked by changes to a law which facilitated extradition to mainland China. That bill has since been dropped, although the protesters demands have since grown into issues of wider reform.

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