Commenting on reports that police are surrounding Hong Kong Polytechnic University, firing tear gas and rubber bullets at protestors inside, Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary Chuka Umunna said:
“Chief Executive Carrie Lam must immediately ensure a de-escalation of the situation in Hong Kong. The repressive scenes we are witnessing are totally unacceptable.
“The UK made a promise to the people of Hong Kong. We must uphold that promise and stand with the protestors in their efforts to secure democracy and the rule of law.
“The Conservatives have been sitting on their hands for too long when it comes to Hong Kong.
“The UK must not abandon the people of Hong Kong in their time of need. A Liberal Democrat government would act to help secure their rights and freedoms. We have a moral and legal duty to do so.”