Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam offers apology after protests

Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, has offered a ‘sincere and solemn’ apology to the people of her city following record protests on Sunday in response to the controversial China extradition law. In her first press conference since crowds poured on to the streets to denounce Lam, the bureaucrat-turned-politician described going through an emotional period of ‘self-reflection’, and said she hoped to heal rifts in society however Lam refused to fully meet any of the protesters’ requests for her to resign, withdraw her extradition law, and apologise both for police brutality and for describing one protest as a riot.


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