Police have repeatedly clashed with protesters during months of anti-government unrest. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam leaves door open on invoking sweeping emergency powers to deal with violent anti-government protests

  • City chief does not dismiss speculation that Emergency Regulations Ordinance could be invoked for first time in a half-century
  • But members of her cabinet warn against such a move, and opposition figures say it risks trashing the rule of law
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Police have repeatedly clashed with protesters during months of anti-government unrest. Photo: Sam Tsang
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