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As it happened: Hong Kong disrupted as protesters begin day of strike action

  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam met the press for first time in two weeks describing protesters' actions as challenge to 'one country, two systems'
  • Much of the city's MTR network remains at a standstill
Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Protesters take a break at Lai King station. Photo: Edmond So
INTRODUCTION

Hong Kong is gripped by commuter chaos on Monday with a total of eight MTR lines either suspended or partially suspended following action by protesters preventing train doors from closing.

It follows two days of intense stand-offs between protesters and police officers across the city from Western, Wan Chai and Causeway Bay to Kowloon and Tseung Kwan O. Some clashes resulted in tear gas fired and arrests. 

Demands of protesters remain largely the same, including the full withdrawal of the extradition bill and an inquiry into police actions over the handling of demonstrations. Carrie Lam is to speak at 10am.

Our live blog below showed how it unfolded.