October 4, 2019 / 10:14 AM / 11 days ago

UK urges Hong Kong not to aggravate tensions as new laws invoked

Anti-government office workers wearing masks attend a lunch time protest, after local media reported on an expected ban on face masks under emergency law, at Central, in Hong Kong, China, October 4, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Friday that political dialogue was the only way to resolve the situation in Hong Kong after the Chinese-ruled city invoked emergency legislation to quell protests.

“While governments need to ensure the security and safety of their people, they must avoid aggravating and instead reduce tensions,” Raab said in a statement.

Reporting by Kate Holton; Writing by William Schomberg

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