Beijing has again thrown its weight behind Hong Kong’s administration and its police force. Photo: AFP

‘Sliding into an abyss’: Beijing’s top office in Hong Kong urges stronger crackdown against unrest

  • Agency calls for city’s administration and police to use all necessary measures to restore order
  • It calls on the Hong Kong government to do everything in its power to end the turmoil and ‘arrest the criminals and severely punish their violent acts’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Beijing has again thrown its weight behind Hong Kong’s administration and its police force. Photo: AFP
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Anti-government protesters block traffic in Mong Kok. Photo: Edmond So

Anti-government protesters vow to stick with new strategy after increased weekday violence brings Hong Kong to partial standstill

  • Observers say aiming for citywide strike on Monday had a bigger impact than the usual weekend violence
  • But the government has warned it is ‘wishful thinking’ that it would cave in to further mayhem
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Anti-government protesters block traffic in Mong Kok. Photo: Edmond So
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