Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a media briefing before an Executive Council meeting on Tuesday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Carrie Lam says Hong Kong will use legal means to tackle protests but admits stalemate caused by government’s refusal to meet protesters’ demands

  • Speaking before Executive Council meeting on Tuesday, chief executive says Hong Kong police have used minimal force against protesters
  • Despite being urged by major figures to address protesters’ two main demands, Lam says this cannot happen because of violence on the streets
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a media briefing before an Executive Council meeting on Tuesday. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Carrie Lam said it would be difficult to completely withdraw the extradition bill. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam meets young people a day after unprecedented violence as police vow to match force with proportionate response

  • Lam, accompanied by education minister Kevin Yeung and home affairs chief Lau Kong-wah, holds closed-door meeting with about 20 people
  • Police top brass defend officer who made headlines when he fired a warning shot during chaos in Tsuen Wan on Sunday
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Carrie Lam said it would be difficult to completely withdraw the extradition bill. Photo: Sam Tsang
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