HKSAR gov't strongly condemns protesters' storming of liaison office of China's central gov't

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-22 01:05:51|Editor: Yamei
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HONG KONG, July 21 (Xinhua) -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government on Sunday evening strongly condemned some radical protesters' storming of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR.

A spokesperson for the HKSAR government said the liaison office is one of the offices set up by the central people's government in the HKSAR and has constitutional functions.

The HKSAR government strongly condemns the protesters who blatantly challenged the national sovereignty by maliciously besieging and storming the liaison office's building as well as defacing the national emblem, the spokesperson said.

"The HKSAR government will deal with these acts in a serious manner in accordance with the law," the spokesperson said. The HKSAR government has always respected the public's expression of their aspirations peacefully, the spokesperson added.

"However, a series of incidents occurred recently, including the recurrence of illegal protests after peaceful processions, charging police cordon lines, besieging the Police Headquarters and blocking roads. The police also found illegal storage of dangerous goods and a large number of offensive weapons," the spokesperson said.

The HKSAR government is concerned that a small number of radicals incited the masses in an organized manner, challenged the rule of law, and even stormed the liaison office of the central government.

"Such acts threaten the law and order in the SAR and 'one country, two systems'. It is totally unacceptable to the society," the spokesperson added.