Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has voiced her concerns about ongoing protests taking place in Hong Kong. She said public disorder is disrupting life in city and is pushing it to " verge of extremely dangerous situation". Her comments came after city was hit with more street demonstrations in which protestors fought with police for ninth weekend in row. The current protests also saw citywide strike and considerable disruption to roads and transport systems. Hong Kong was brought to standstill on Monday morning as streets were blocked and 200 flights were cancelled. Demonstrators ensured trains could not move by keeping their doors open, angering many passengers.
protests began in March against proposed bill to allow people to be extradited to stand trial in mainland China. They have since developed into calls for greater democracy. On July 1st, hundreds of protesters stormed Hong Kong legislature building after breaking through glass walls and metal doors. They caused damage inside by spray-painting slogans and defacing flags and paintings. central government spokesperson strongly condemned latest demonstrators. He said: "Their conduct has blatantly offended state and national dignity, wantonly trampled on bottom line of 'one country, two systems' principle, and greatly hurt feelings of entire Chinese people."