Rule of law being damaged, city’s recovery will take long time, says Hong Kong leader

Anti-government protests have swept Hong Kong over the past two months and has begun to show “sprouts of terrorism”.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam. (Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that lawbreaking activities in the name of freedom were damaging the rule of law and that the Asian financial hub’s recovery from anti-government protests could take a long time.

Her comments come after China said the anti-government protests that have swept the city over the past two months had begun to show sprouts of terrorism.