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Hong Kong protests, 1 October 2019: Foreign Secretary's statement

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab gave a statement following today's (1 October 2019) protests in Hong Kong.

1 October 2019

Following today's protests in Hong Kong, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said:

"Whilst there is no excuse for violence, the use of live ammunition is disproportionate, and only risks inflaming the situation."

"This incident underlines the need for a constructive dialogue to address the legitimate concerns of the people of Hong Kong. We need to see restraint and a de-escalation from both protestors and the Hong Kong authorities."

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