August 20, 2019 12:59 am

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam wants ‘communication.’ Protesters want her resignation

Hong Kong's Carrie Lam said Tuesday that they were doing fact-finding missions to investigate complaints against police as well as having the IPCC look into the facts of the protests.


Hong Kong‘s leader says she’s setting up a “communication platform” to resolve differences in the city after months of anti-government protests.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam also said Tuesday a fact-finding study will look at the causes of the protests and the police response to them.

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The movement held a massive but peaceful rally on Sunday after earlier protests had been marked by violence.

Lam and other officials have conditioned dialogue on the protest movement remaining peaceful.

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Lam’s comments fell short of the protesters demands, including for her resignation and an independent inquiry into what they say was police brutality.

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