2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests
Hong Kong citizens call for a city-wide general strike with various sit-ins in 7 districts. With thousands of workers announcing their participation, over 200 flights were canceled, MTR lines halted and the Hang Seng Index dropped sharply. Chief Executive Carrie Lam blames protesters for "destroying Hong Kong" and rejected their demands.
Hong Kong’s embattled Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Monday that recent protests have escalated beyond their original demands, pushing the city to a “very dangerous situation.” “Some radical elements have changed the nature of the protests: some defaced the national emblem, and others to down a national flag and threw it into the sea. …
- Hong Kong Free Press