Airport violence totall上海乌托邦seless, brutal: Leung

Former CE calls for swift punishment of rioters to protect city’s image, business status

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cal protesters’ violence against a tourist and a journalist at Hong Kong International

Airport was “extremely serious” as it could damage the city’s international status.上海乌托邦

The vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference – the cou

ntry’s top political advisory body – said he hopes the weight of the law could stop the “totally senseless and brutal acts”.上海乌托邦品茶微信

Leung made the remarks after anti-government radical protesters held and assaulte

d a tourist and a journalist from the Chinese mainland for hours on Tuesday night.上海乌托邦

Radicals also obstructed ambulance officers and the police f

rom rescuing the two men, leading to violent clashes with riot police at the airport.

上海乌托邦品茶微信In a group interview at the Office of Former Chief Executives, Leung said the incident was “extremely serious”.

Leung noted that the violent incidents, together with protesters’ obstruction that partially paralyzed the airport for two da

ys, have seriously damaged Hong Kong’s image, reputation, and business status in the world.上海乌托邦

“It will surely have a negative impact – not just in the short term, but in the medium

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Those offenders must be brought to justice swiftly. “The full weight of the law of Ho

ng Kong must bear upon them. So that what happened at the airport in the past two days will not repeat itself.”

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