HONG KONG LEADER TELLS US NOT TO 'INTERFERE' IN PROTESTS
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has reacted at what she calls "interference by foreign parliaments". She said the Hong Kong government will not allow the US or other countries to interfere in the city's matters.
"The Hong Kong government completely disagrees and expresses deep regret that foreign parliaments are interfering in our internal affairs through legislation," she said during her weekly news conference, according to CNN. "We will never allow them to be stakeholders in Hong Kong's internal affairs."
Hong Kong has been hit by protests which started against the government plans to allow extradition to mainland China. Although the bill was suspended, protesters continued demonstrations. The autonomous government of Hong Kong was also the scene of large-scale protests in 2014, the so-called 'Umbrella Movement which occupied the streets for two months.