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UK govt must not be silent on situation in Hong Kong

October 1, 2019 3:55 PM

Condemning the shooting of a protestor with a live round in Hong Kong, Liberal Democrat Chief Whip Alistair Carmichael MP said:

"It is absolutely heart-breaking and unacceptable that a protestor has been shot while calling for their democratic rights and freedoms. The situation is abhorrent. The UK government must not stand silently by and let this happen.

"We have a moral and legal duty to the people of Hong Kong. The Chinese government have clearly reneged on the Joint Sino-British Declaration: there is absolutely no denying that.

"Liberal Democrats will continue to demand that the Conservative government hold the Chinese government to account on the promises made during the handover, bring an end to these repressive scenes, and secure an independent investigation into the violence in Hong Kong."