Today’s general strike follows 8 consecutive weekends of violent demonstrations. Carrie Lam, the city-state’s chief executive, held a press conference for the first time since the 22nd July. Reuters reports that a stern-faced Lam, flanked by senior members of her administration, warned that ‘’these illegal acts that challenge our country’s sovereignty, and jeopardise ‘one country two systems’, will destroy the stability and prosperity of Hong Kong’’.
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