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Hong Kong leader says city not a 'police state'

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Published on October 15, 2019 - Duration: 01:21s

Hong Kong leader says city not a 'police state'

Hong Kong's embattled leader Carrie Lam says that calling the city a police state is 'irresponsible' and 'unfounded,' as months of anti-government protests showed no sign of abating in the Chinese territory.

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Hong Kong leader says city not a 'police state'

Lam, speaking at a news conference on Tuesday (October 15), said livelihood issues were the most important priority for her administration and said the government should consider "every means" to end the violence.

The Asian financial hub has seen over four months of sometimes violent protests, posing the biggest popular challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping since he came to power in 2012 and pushing Hong Kong into its thorniest political crisis since Britain returned it to China in 1997.

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