A spokesperson for Beijing's Hong Kong and Macau Affairs office called on Hong Kongers to «oppose and boycott violence,» while speaking at a press conference in the Chinese capital on Monday.
Spokesman Yuang Guang also added that Beijing continues to «firmly support» the special administrative region's Chief Executive Carrie Lam, as well as the actions of the «Hong Kong police in strict law... Еще enforcement.»
Yuang went on to say that the 'one country, two systems' principle continues to be the «best institutional arrangement for Hong Kong to maintain prosperity and stability in the long run.»
Protests in Hong Kong entered their eighth consecutive weekend on Saturday with tens of thousands of people flooding the streets to call for the full withdrawal of the proposed mainland China extradition bill and the resignation of Lam.
On July 21, dozens of masked men attacked commuters and anti-government protesters inside the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station of Yuen Long with 45 people reportedly being injured during the incident.