Hong Kong protesters seek to shut down city with general strike

Passenger exit a stalled train during a disruption of Mass Transit Railway services by protesters at Fortress Hill station in Hong Kong

Yang said they have whitewashed and instigated violence, attempting to drag all Hong Kong residents into political wrangling and intensifying social contradictions.

Protesters, incensed by the police tactics and the government's continued lack of response, are undeterred by such increasingly harsh measures.

With the clock ticking, Beijing appears to be stuck in a holding pattern, even though its officials and state media have steadily dialled up nationalist rhetoric and sounded alarms about the "black hand" of the Central Intelligence Agency orchestrating chaos in Hong Kong.

"I would like to warn all of the criminals: don't ever misjudge the situation and mistake our restraint for weakness", the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO) of the State Council said in a document issued during a briefing in Beijing.

Experts have claimed that the Hong Kong economy has suffered grave losses due to the protests, including its tourism industry, with falling hotel occupancy rates and markets.

At the same time, Yang said Hong Kong authorities are capable of bringing under control the situation in the city. Chinese officials were also angered at the vandalism at Beijing's Liaison office when police used tear gas and rubber bullets to fend off protesters armed with eggs and spray paint.

Hong Kong protesters held an inaugural "People's Press Conference" on Tuesday to condemn what they called the government's "empty rhetoric" and instances of alleged police abuse. The city's Beijing-backed leader warned the city's prosperity was at risk.

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Hong Kong is on "the verge of a very risky situation", said Chief Executive Carrie Lam, who insisted that she has no plans to resign despite the ongoing tumult. Widespread fears that the now-suspended bill would further erode the city's autonomy have prompted months of mass protests as citizens continue to call for the bill's complete withdrawal.

The police said seven police personnel were injured during Monday's operations.

(Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images) Protesters attempt to put out tear gas fired by the police in Tai Po district during a general strike in Hong Kong on August 5, 2019.

The march in Yuen Long town on July 27 was held in response to violent attacks on protesters during which more than 100 white-clad assailants, with some of those arrested having links to triad gangs, stormed into a train station in the area and attacked a group of pro-democracy protesters who were returning from a rally in the centre of Hong Kong.

Fernando Cheung, vice chairman of the Labour Party and member of the city's unicameral legislature, said that Lam was blaming protesters for her own faults.

"We love Hong Kong and hope to restore public order". Riot officers used tear gas and sponge grenades to subdue the protesters.

China promised Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy when it regained sovereignty over the territory from Britain in 1997. Hong Kong, Beijing argued on Tuesday, enjoys a privileged role in global financial systems, a status that a small group of radical activists threaten. Numerous men are suspected of being triad members in collusion with the police, who were conveniently absent from the scene for long stretches of time during the mob's attack. A witness told Stand News that his friend was attacked in the head and sustained heavy bleeding.

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