Hong Kong government to introduce fourth round of relief measures – leader

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a joint news conference with Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak at government house in Bangkok, Thailand November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that her administration would introduce a fourth round of relief measures in the near term to boost the city’s battered economy after six months of unrest.

Lam was speaking after a mass demonstration over the weekend in the Asian financial hub that saw police fire tear gas to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters, ending a rare lull in violence.

Demonstrations are planned in districts across the city on Tuesday during the lunch break, with further protests planned in the evening.

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