SYDNEY, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- It is "wrong" for demonstrators in Hong Kong to have resorted to violence, ignored law and disrupted public order, a former legislator has said.
Helen Sham-Ho, former deputy president of the Legislative Council of New South Wales in Australia, said the violence in Hong Kong is terrible and unacceptable, showing no respect for authority and order.
The demonstrators also need to respect other people's rights, she said, stressing that ordinary people in Hong Kong just want a peaceful and normal life.
Hong Kong is favored by tourists and investors as the Pearl of the Orient, but the current chaotic situation there is damaging its prosperity, she said.
There is no doubt that the priority is to resume order, she added.