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All sectors in Hong Kong cheer on SAR government to stop riots with law enforcement

(People's Daily Online)    10:49, September 04, 2019

Hong Kong legislators signed a joint statement on Sept. 1, denouncing the "insane acts" of radical protesters during illegal demonstrations across the city.

In the joint statement, a total of 39 lawmakers from the pro-establishment camp restated their stance supporting Hong Kong police in stopping violence and restoring the social order using any effective measures.

Facing escalating violence, many social organizations voiced their support for the SAR government and police officers.

The Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong said in a statement that radicals are trying to coerce the SAR government and Hong Kong citizens with escalating criminal acts. The safety of law enforcers and innocent citizens is under severe threat, and many businesses have been forced to close for the time being.

To stop violence, the Alliance urged the Hong Kong police to arrest criminals as soon as possible.

The Hong Kong Federation of Railway Trade Unions suggested that shutting the MTR stations in the vicinity of protests endangering people's safety.

The Hong Kong Chinese Importers' & Exporters' Association (HKCIEA) slammed radicals for their violence and the severe damage caused to the city's economy as well as people's wellbeing.

Seeing the police officers hit by protesters time and again, former police chief Andy Tsang Wai-hung called on all citizens to help arrest the criminals and encouraged the police force to continue safeguarding Hong Kong with perseverance and fearless spirit.

The demonstrations have lasted nearly 90 days, said Dr. Chow Man Kong, Secretary-General of Hong Kong Higher Education Convergence. He told People's Daily that the support for the SAR government in stopping violence and riots and restoring public order through law enforcement is high in Hong Kong.

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