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Spokesperson denounces radical demonstrators blockading liaison office of China's central government in Hong Kong

(Xinhua)    08:47, July 22, 2019

BEIJING, July 21 (Xinhua) -- A spokesperson for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council on Sunday evening condemned the vicious behaviors of some radical demonstrators blockading the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

The spokesperson said some radical demonstrators surrounded the liaison office on Sunday evening, threw black paintball to the national emblem on the gate of the office building, painted insulting words on the exterior wall, and attempted to break into the building.

Such behaviors have blatantly challenged the authority of the central government and touched the bottom line of the principle of "one country, two systems," the spokesperson said, adding such behaviors are serious in nature, have caused bad influence and are absolutely intolerable.

It is quite necessary for the Hong Kong police to take immediate actions, said the spokesperson. "We firmly support the HKSAR government in taking all necessary measures in accordance with law to ensure the safety of the central government organs based in Hong Kong, safeguard the rule of law in Hong Kong, and punish the criminals."

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