US President Donald Trump said that the ongoing crisis in Hong Kong was a “very tricky situation.”
“I hope it works out for everybody, including China,” he told reporters, adding: “I hope it works out for liberty.”
Speaking at a press conference earlier Tuesday, the semiautonomous territory’s leader, Carrie Lam, said demonstrations could push Hong Kong “down a path of no return” and claimed that protesters had created “a state of panic and chaos.”
Protests began 10 weeks ago in opposition to a bill that would allow the territory to extradite people facing criminal charges to mainland China, but the movement has expanded to include wider calls for democracy.
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