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UK: London condemns Hong Kong’s 'unacceptable scenes of violence'03:05

UK: London condemns Hong Kong’s 'unacceptable scenes of violence'

United Kingdom, London
July 22, 2019 at 17:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Following violent clashes during anti-extradition bill protests in Hong Kong, the UK government condemned the incidents calling them "unacceptable scenes of violence." The condemnation came as UK's Minister of State for Middle East and Minister of State for International Development Andrew Murrison addressed the House of Commons in London on Monday.

"We were all shocked to see such unacceptable scenes of violence," said Murrison after 45 protesters were injured when they were attacked by masked men with canes and poles.

"We will be keeping a close eye on this," added the Minister, who welcomed an initiative by Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam to investigate the incidents.

Triad gangs have been suspected to be behind the violence, according to reports.

The incident comes after thousands hit the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against the now-suspended extradition bill and demanded the resignation of Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

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Following violent clashes during anti-extradition bill protests in Hong Kong, the UK government condemned the incidents calling them "unacceptable scenes of violence." The condemnation came as UK's Minister of State for Middle East and Minister of State for International Development Andrew Murrison addressed the House of Commons in London on Monday.

"We were all shocked to see such unacceptable scenes of violence," said Murrison after 45 protesters were injured when they were attacked by masked men with canes and poles.

"We will be keeping a close eye on this," added the Minister, who welcomed an initiative by Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam to investigate the incidents.

Triad gangs have been suspected to be behind the violence, according to reports.

The incident comes after thousands hit the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against the now-suspended extradition bill and demanded the resignation of Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

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