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Hong Kong Leader Accuses US of Double Standards over Protests
By Staff, Agencies
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam lashed out Tuesday at the United States over "double standards" in its response to the Hong Kong protests -- and those at home.
"We have seen most clearly in recent weeks the double standards that are around," Lam, who was selected as city leader by a pro-Beijing committee, told reporters.
"You know there are riots in the United States and we see how local governments reacted. And then in Hong Kong, when we had similar riots, we saw what position they adopted then."
The US has been voicing support for Hong Kong's protesters, out in the streets for months over an extradition law which was subsequently scrapped by the government.
In the US, unrest is also on after the murder of an African American by a police officer following an arrest that saw him pinned to the ground by a knee to his neck for minutes. The officer who conducted the arrest was fired and is now facing charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter.
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