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Carrie Lam får fuld opbakning fra Beijing

Kina kalder demonstranterne for skruppelløse kriminelle og lover at retsforfølge dem i henhold til loven.

En ældre kvinde får her hjælp af en demonstrant, efter at politiet i Hongkong mandag affyrede tåregas under demonstrationerne. Foto: Tyrone Siu/Reuters TOPSHOT - An injured man is attended to as he sits on the street after a clash during a protest in Tsuen Wan district of Hong Kong on August 5, 2019. - Hong Kong riot police clashed with pro-democracy protesters for a third straight day on August 5 as the city's leader warned the global financial hub was nearing a "very dangerous situation", and a rare strike caused transport chaos (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP) Press conference host, Xi Yanchun (L), gestures as Yang Guang (C) and Xu Luying (R), spokespersons for mainland China's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO) of the State Council, take questions concerning the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, at a press conference in Beijing on August 6, 2019. - China warned Hong Kong protesters on August 6 that they should not underestimate "the immense strength of the central government", in a strong rebuke to those involved with civil unrest in the Asian financial hub. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Budskabet var ikke til at tage fejl af og blev gentaget i forskellige udgaver flere gange undervejs på pressekonferencen: »Jeg vil advare alle de kriminelle om ikke at fejlvurdere situationen og misfortolke vores tilbageholdenhed som svaghed«, lød det i en af åbningsreplikkerne fra Yang Guang, den ene af to talsmænd fra kontoret for Hongkong og Macao under Statsrådet...

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