Hong Kong chief executive blames 'external forces' for protests

  • Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on Sunday, October 19, has blamed “external forces” for the pro-democracy protests that are showing no signs of abating even after three weeks, according to media reports. 

    Speaking to Asia TV, he said the protests were no longer in control of even those who had started them, and there was “participation by people, organisations from outside of Hong Kong.”

    The police have said "radical organisations” and “trouble-makers” who were “mingling” with protesters were responsible for the recent clashes that have injured dozens of people.


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