Hong Kong leaders urge Lam to meet protesters’ demands as rallies continue

Protesters in a stand-off with police in Kwun Tong on Saturday. More than half of the guests invited to a meeting with Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam urged her to meet demonstrators’ demands. Photo: Sam Tsang

Protesters in a stand-off with police in Kwun Tong on Saturday. More than half of the guests invited to a meeting with Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam urged her to meet demonstrators’ demands. Photo: Sam Tsang

Police reportedly drew at least two guns as protesters once again took to the streets in Hong Kong on Sunday as part of the city’s 12th consecutive weekend of pro-democracy, anti-government demonstrations.

The police also continued to use tear gas — a product which Beijing is reportedly ramping up production of — and reportedly have water cannons at the ready.

On Saturday, nineteen of Hong Kong’s power brokers and politicians gathered at Government House, the official residence of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam. More than half the guests reportedly urged Lam to meet the protesters’ demands to launch a public inquiry into the entire situation, including police conduct, which the government has steadfastly rejected so far.

They also encouraged her to completely withdraw the extradition bill that sparked the demonstrations.

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