Carrie Lam appeared on the verge of tears as she spoke to the media on Tuesday. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam fights back tears as she warns protesters they are pushing city ‘into an abyss’

  • Chief executive says protesters are compromising city’s safety during media briefing amid demonstration chaos
  • Lam describes Hong Kong as ‘seriously wounded’, but brushes aside questions over her leadership
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Carrie Lam appeared on the verge of tears as she spoke to the media on Tuesday. Photo: Nora Tam
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An electronic board shows all departing flights cancelled, as anti-government protesters bring Hong Kong International Airport to a grinding halt. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong protesters cripple airport as Beijing raises stakes with ‘terrorism’ warning

  • Thousands bring Hong Kong International Airport grinding to a halt, leaving 180 flights cancelled and travellers stranded
  • Police play down Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office’s terrorism comments and say they will treat situation like a ‘violent protest’
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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An electronic board shows all departing flights cancelled, as anti-government protesters bring Hong Kong International Airport to a grinding halt. Photo: Felix Wong
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