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