Hong Kong 'won't rule out' Chinese help over protests: leader

A protester throwing a tear gas canister as police clashed with demonstrators defying a ban on face coverings at public assemblies. Largely peaceful marches earlier in the day later descended into battles with police. Broken glass at Mong Kok MTR sta

In the last four months, violence perpetrated by protesters has been escalating.

On Friday, Lam invoked the sweeping emergency powers, firing up demonstrations over the weekend when tens of thousands took to the streets wearing masks in defiance.

"If the situation becomes so bad, then no options could be ruled out, if we want Hong Kong to at least have another chance", Lam said at weekly news conference after a long weekend of violence crippled the city. Suki, the owner of a Japanese restaurant rated blue looked visibly shocked when told about the App, where an anonymous user had accused her of "condemning young people for destroying Hong Kong".

"I still strongly feel that we should find the solutions ourselves", she said.

On Friday, chief executive Carrie Lam announced the face mask ban, sparking renewed protests in which a 14-year-old boy was shot and wounded when a plainclothes police officer, who was surrounded by a mob of protesters throwing petrol bombs, fired his sidearm.

Lam's remarks came after much of Hong Kong returned to work following a long holiday weekend, the so-called Golden Week.

Hong Kong protesters urged fresh rallies Monday even as the city worked to clean up from another chaotic weekend in which demonstrators battled with police, vandalized shops and paralyzed swaths of the Asian financial hub.

Speaking at the White House Monday, President Trump warned Beijing that U.S.

Yesterday, Hong Kong's metro rail system, which typically carries about five million passengers a day, was only partially operating after what authorities said was "serious vandalism" on Sunday night.

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It featured a red bauhinia, the flower on Hong Kong's flag, and a yellow umbrella, a nod to the 2014 protests that some refer to as the umbrella revolution.

Lam, who has said she must serve both the central government and the people of Hong Kong, was in Beijing last week for Oct.1 National Day celebrations but said she did not meet any central government officials to discuss "business".

China dismisses such accusations, saying foreign governments, including Britain and the United States, have fanned anti-China sentiment.

Chinese diplomats accused the European Union of "publicly glorifying the rioters and flouting police self-defence measures against their aggressors", and questioned whether European Union members actually wanted Hong Kong to "plunge into irreversible chaos." .

She said authorities would offer support to industries affected by the movement and called for developers and store owners to provide relief measures.

The protests, which began peacefully in June, have increasingly become violent, with pro-democracy activists clashing with police, who have responded with tear gas and batons. Services would also end at 8 pm (1200 GMT), more than four hours earlier than normal, it said.

The anti-mask regulation is in line with global common practices, since similar laws and regulations have been implemented in Western countries including Germany, France and Canada, and in some states in the US, she said.

Blizzard Entertainment, a US video game developer, said on Tuesday it had removed video-on-demand (VOD) replay of a Hearthstone match, after a masked Hong Kong player called for the liberation of the region in a post-game interview.

She emphasized that the HKSAR government's invoking the power under the Emergency Regulations Ordinance to enact the Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation is a decision aimed at curbing violence and restoring order.

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