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Lam criticises 'organised riots'

June 13, 2019 6:12 am

Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam criticised protests against a proposed bill that would allow extradition to China, calling them “organised riots”.

She said the clashes between protesters and police were “unacceptable for any civilised societies”.

Seventy-two people aged between 15 and 66 were injured in violence, including two men who were in critical condition.

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The bill’s critics cite the alleged use of torture, arbitrary detentions and forced confessions in mainland China.

They also fear that the law could be used to target political opponents of the Chinese state in Hong Kong.

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