Pan-dems call for Carrie Lam to goLocal | 10 Jun 2019 5:35 pm
Pan-democratic lawmakers blamed the government response to a mass street demo as a reason for violence and called on Chief Executive Carrie Lam to quit, saying she is causing instability in Hong Kong.
They said that the government’s statement last night announcing its decision to push ahead with its contentious extradition bill even before rally participants dispersed led to the clashes.
The administration had issued a statement at around 11:00pm yesterday saying it would continue its course, about an hour after organizers of a million-strong protest announced the conclusion of the demo.
Shortly after the statement was issued, chaotic scenes broke out with some protesters ramming police officers with metal barriers and throwing bottles at them outside the Legco complex.
At a press conference today, the pro-democracy camp called on Carrie Lam to withdraw the bill and resign, saying she is the cause for instability in Hong Kong, and that she is worse than previous leaders.
Meanwhile, the organizer of the mass protest, Civil Human Rights Front, said it will organize a rally outside Legco whenever it is scheduled to discuss the bill.
Convenor, Jimmy Sham, also said he is glad that some shops and businesses are planning strikes on Wednesday. He said the front will help such establishments.-Photo: RTHK