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Hong Kong protests: China says protesters ‘trample rule of law’



China has accused protesters who vandalised Hong Kong’s parliament on Monday of “serious illegal actions” that “trample on the rule of law” .Several activists occupied the Legislative Council  creating for several hours after breaking off of a peaceful protest .

Hundreds of police applied tear gas to clear the developing.Beijing advised the city to compare what it called the “criminal responsibility of violent offenders”.

The unrest implemented weeks of unrest in the city over a marked by controversy extradition law ,which critics have said could be used to send with political affiliations dissidents from semi-autonomous Hong Kong to mainland China.

The Chinese government response followed comparable remarks by Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam , who condemned what she called the “extreme use of violence” by the protesters at a pre-dawn media conference on Tuesday.

Flanked by Police Commissioner Lo Wai-chung, she said the actions of those who broke into LegCo were “something that we should seriously condemn, because nothing is more important than the rule of law in Hong Kong”.The government suspended the extradition bill last month and it is now unlikely to pass, but the protesters want it scrapped completely and are calling on Ms Lam to stand down.


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