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Hong Kong Leader Warns of ‘Ruin’ as Strike Snarls City, Airport

  • Police use tear gas on protesters; mob violence breaks out
  • Lam says disruptions ‘seriously undermine’ law and order
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Hong Kong leader Lam warned of a “very dangerous situation” as protesters moved to shut down the Asian financial hub.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned of a “very dangerous situation” as protesters moved to shut down the Asian financial hub with a general strike on Monday after a ninth straight weekend of unrest in opposition to China’s tightening grip.

Demonstrators hampered the financial hub’s busy morning commute with actions that left traffic snarled, subway lines inoperable and airport operations disrupted. Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. said it canceled more than 140 flights coming to and from the city, while Hong Kong Airlines Ltd. scrapped 30 flights.