Hong Kong leader says police under extreme pressure; acknowledges ‘long road’ ahead

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the city’s police force, which has been accused of beating activists and…

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the city’s police force, which has been accused of beating activists and using excessive force during protests, is under extreme pressure and acknowledged it will be a “long road” toward healing rifts. Beijing-backed Lam said it was “quite remarkable” there had not been fatalities during three months of protests, and she hoped dialogue would help resolve the political crisis gripping the Asian financial center.

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