Carrie Lam Condemns 'Malicious Case' of Hong Kong Man Set on Fire

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam held a press conference on November 11, where she said a day of heightened violence in the city had left over 60 people injured.

In Sai Wan Ho, at least one protester was shot by police as demonstrators in Hong Kong targeted the morning commute. Footage of the incident shows an officer drawing a gun while grappling with one protester. He then fires at a second protester from point-blank range. Lam said that the shooting happened “in the cause of enforcement operations”.

On a pedestrian overpass at the Ma On Shan MTR station, a man was doused in a fluid and set alight. Lam described this as “a very malicious case” and a “totally inhumane act that no one should condone”.

“If there is still any wishful thinking that by escalating violence the Hong Kong SAR government will yield to pressure to satisfy the so-called political demands, I am making this statement clear and loud here, that will not happen,” Lam said.

In response to a question from a journalist, Lam said that her government would “spare no effort in finding ways and means to end the violence as soon as possible”. Credit: Hong Kong Government News Network via Storyful