Protesters strikes to besiege Hong Kong, Chief Executive warns of “dangerous edge”
Hong Kong has been experienced another commuter chaos when thousands of protesters created a blockade to the city by their strike on Monday. For that reason, Chief Executive Carrie Lam warned the protesters put the city in “an extremely dangerous edge”.
The protesters blocked the train (photo: Aljazeera)
Hong Kong protesters launched a strike for anti - extradition bill around the city with a chant “Monday! Strike” which made all the activities were shut down on Monday.
Many train and bus were suspended because the protesters blocked the transport services that prevented the commuters to reach to their workplaces.
Moreover, aviation staffs took part in the strike, led more than 200 inward and outward flights were cancelled.
As Aljazeera reported, at least 14000 people, included civil servants and workers was in the strike.
According to Hong Kong police, the protesters even used “hurled bricks and hard objects” to attack the police station. The police added “A lot of radical and violent acts happened at multiple locations in the territory”.
In the press conference, Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced “The government will be resolute in maintaining law and order of Hong Kong and restoring confidence” and gave her warning of “an extremely dangerous edge” as protesters’ acted to the city.
Hong Kong has not been in a stability when the crisis still remain since the protest for fighting against the extradition bill started in March even though the Hong Kong police had efforts to stop the protest and at least 44 people had been arrested in a clashes with the police.
The New York Times, Reuters, Aljazeera ( Van Nguyen )