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Selfish rioters have ruined Christmas: Carrie Lam

2019-12-25 HKT 19:24
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  • Carrie Lam says 'rioters' have made this a disappointing Christmas for locals and tourists in Hong Kong. File photo: AFP
    Carrie Lam says 'rioters' have made this a disappointing Christmas for locals and tourists in Hong Kong. File photo: AFP
The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, says the protests this Christmas in Hong Kong have ruined people's celebrations, but her administration will "try its utmost best" to uphold law and order.

Lam made the comments in a post on Facebook on Wednesday evening.

"Many members of the public and tourists coming to Hong Kong were naturally disappointed that their Christmas Eve celebrations have been ruined by a group of reckless and selfish rioters," she said.

"Such illegal acts have not only dampened the festive mood but also adversely affected local businesses. The government will try its utmost best to uphold law and order, and restore peace in Hong Kong."

In Chinese, the post also says that the "rioters" have been ignoring the rights and freedoms of others and the government is going to make sure those who break the law suffer the consequences.

Lam adds that her administration aims to get society back to normal so residents can return to their usual lives and tourists can keep coming to the hospitable city of Hong Kong.