Chinese authorities advise restoring order in Hong Kong
China has asked Hong Kong administration to deal strictly with protesters in order to restore normal life in the global financial hub, said media reports.
Normal life remained hit on third consecutive day on Wednesday in the region as transport services were suspended, an English language news website, Hong Kong Free Press reported.
"CITY IS SLIDING INTO TERRORISM"
The South China Morning Post, quoting a statement issued by the Beijing’s liaison office representing Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office (HKMAO), said a harsher crackdown has become a necessity to end unrest and restore order. “The city is sliding into the abyss of terrorism,“ the statement added.
A protester was injured on Monday morning when he was shot at close range by a police officer.
Lashing out at the protesters, Chief Executive Carrie Lam described them as “extremely selfish” for attempting to paralyze the vibrant business hub.
The newspaper report said that Beijing has asked the Hong Kong administration, police and judiciary to “decisively adopt all necessary means to forcefully crack down on various acts of violence and terrorism.”