Gov’t will not condone violence

August 27, 2019

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Starting a dialogue does not mean the Government will condone violence, Chief Executive Carrie Lam said today.


Speaking to reporters ahead of the Executive Council meeting this morning, Mrs Lam said the only way to stamp out violence is through law enforcement actions.


“You would just imagine if under the pretext of communication or starting a dialogue that we are not going to enforce the laws in Hong Kong, that we are going to tolerate all forms of violence and disruptions in Hong Kong, that will be the end of the rule of law in Hong Kong.”


Mrs Lam added the Government should prepare for reconciliation in society by communicating with different people and that Hong Kong should say no to violence.


“We have to say no to violence, we want to put an end to the chaotic situation in Hong Kong through law enforcement and so on, but at the same time, we will not give up on building a platform for dialogue.”

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