Hong Kong's leadership has warned "radicals" against violating a new security law imposed by the Beijing on the territory. Police powers have also been expanded, including search and seizure without a warrant.
EU Council President Charles Michel has said the law risks "undermining the rule of law" and that the council "deplores" the decision. Meanwhile, the US has withdrawn preferential economic treatment for the territory.
Carrie Lam's comments referred to the contrast between Western support for the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong last year, and the response to recent anti-police brutality demonstrations in the US.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam said a controversial security law will not impinge on the city's rights and freedoms. Her comments followed major protests against the draft bill.
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