Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor warned the demonstrators that they were pushing the city “falling into abyss”. Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor who was then appearing in emotional press conference on Tuesday (8/13/2019) cried and said that anarchist mass protests would only destroy Hong Kong.
Carrie Lam, who was fought by protesters in these two and a half months, also said, due to the disruption at the airport, the siege of the police station and the blocking of public roads, making the city no longer safe in international perceptions. “Hong Kong is seriously injured. It will take a long time to recover,” she said. No one benefit from the action so far because what the demonstrators have done is actually against the rule of law.
It is not without reason that the Hong Kong leader said that the extradition bill was needed as a protective measures for human rights. The extradition bill will not undermine the special freedoms currently enjoyed by Hong Kong citizens.
Instead, the extradition bill was intent to close the legal loophole and to prevent Hong Kong from becoming a sanctuary for criminals. The bill will allow authorities in mainland China, Taiwan and Macau to extradite suspects accused of crimes such as murder and rape. Requests will then be decided on a case-by-case basis.