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Hong Kong blasts Trump's 'double standards' on riot response

Carrie Lam says Washington has no right to criticize city's handling of protests

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a news conference over the new national security legislation in Hong Kong on June 2.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam labeled Washington as hypocritical to criticize the city's handling of pro-democracy demonstrations, saying the U.S. has been heavy handed in clamping down on people protesting over the police killing of an unarmed black man.

"You know there are riots in the United States and we see how local governments reacted. And then in Hong Kong, when we had similar riots, we saw what position they adopted then," Lam told reporters on Tuesday. "I can only describe them as upholding double standards."

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