China warns Hong Kong demonstrator over violent protest


China has issued a strong warning to Hong Kong’s protester, saying their attempts “to play with fire will only backfire”

A spokesman for China’s top policy office in Hong Kong told protesters not to “underestimate the firm resolve for a central government.”

Anti-China forces are the “behind-the-scenes masterminds” of violence in the city, the spokesman claimed.

Hong Kong has seen nine consecutive weekends of anti-government protests.

On Monday, the city’s leader Carrie Lam warned that it was “on the verge of a very dangerous situation.”

In her first media address in two weeks, she also accused activists of using the extradition bill as a cover for their real goals.

The protests, first sparked by a controversial extradition bill, show no sign of abating after more than two months of demonstrations.


Christopher Ojilere