Carrie Lam (centre) meets the public during her dialogue session at Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai. Photo: Dickson Lee

Agony aunt or punching bag: Carrie Lam toggles both roles at first community dialogue as Hongkongers vent anger, reveal hurt feelings but also express love for home

  • Leader appeared taken aback at times by outpouring of emotion as participants aired their frustrations over failure to resolve political crisis
  • At the end, participants were divided over the effectiveness of the dialogue
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Carrie Lam (centre) meets the public during her dialogue session at Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai. Photo: Dickson Lee
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As it happened: Carrie Lam holds public dialogue to address protests in Hong Kong, but remains in venue for four more hours

  • Protesters and police continue to loiter around Wan Chai's Queen Elizabeth Stadium and Lam only leaves four hours after event ended
  • Chief executive earlier stood firm on calls to launch a commission of inquiry into police use of force but vowed no more protesters would be sent to controversial detention centre
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam makes her way out of Queen Elizabeth Stadium, but did not leave the venue for another four hours. Photo: Winson Wong
Topic |   Hong Kong protests