Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam warned Monday to have a crisis within the city as protesters cried out for a general strike enforcing to disrupt subway services and more than 200 flights were canceled. Lam also addressed the media in refusing to step down as the number of protesters demanded. Hey, things will get better! Always remember there’s always a rainbow after the rain! Go to 12BET Sportsbook and see all the great opportunities for you!
Currently this is Hong Kong’s ninth consecutive week of protest against Beijing authorities, as strikers from all major sectors join of the country have joined for their city.
Early morning the city’s public transit was brought to a standstill as protesters blocked the trains from leaving their respective stations, placing bicycles, steel bars, and fire extinguishers on the tracks of the rail lines that connects to the center part of Hong Kong’s border with mainland China. Protestors also blocked the Cross-Harbor Tunnel, and forced to block traffic on the main roads and highways.
Flights had been canceled at the Hong Kong airport due to its aviation workers had also joined to its strike. Passengers were left at the airport had their flight delayed and also rescheduled.
Protesters clashed with police officers at the northern part of Tin Shui Wai, and policemen had fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. Protesters had also gathered in certain areas where they are building road blocks and barricades.
Carrie Lam declared that the protests for interfering with the ability of working class Hong Kongers to earn a living and said that they are “seriously undermined Hong Kong’s law and order and are pushing our city, the city we all love, and many of us helped to build, to the verge of a very dangerous situation.”
With protesters created barricades, an incident occurred as one person was injured after a car rams towards the barricade near the Yoho Mall at Yuen Long, but after a police spokeswoman received a call she stated, “That happened around 10:30 today. We got a call that some people were run over by a car near Yoho mall in Yuen Long, but once police arrived there were no injured, no car and no witnesses to tell us anything.”
With the ongoing protest still at large, Hong Kong police have arrested 82 people in connected with the protest, while 7 cities; Tin Shui Wai, Wong Tai Sin, Tai Po, Sha Tin, Admiralty, Tsuen Wan, Tuen Mun, Mong Kok are currently filled with protestors amounting to a total of 30,000 and police are trying to control the situation.
Antony Dapiran, a lawyer and historian, reported in CNN that the strike today is likely to be the largest in Hong Kong since 1967.
“I’ve never seen anything like it. We’ve had rallies in Hong Kong before, we’ve had protests, but we’ve never had anything where multiple sites around the city have all simultaneously have been the focus of protests.”
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