“We are extremely concerned about the situation in Hong Kong. We see that it is necessary to reduce tensions, local authorities need to listen to the serious issues of citizens ... that arise around the decisions of local authorities and Beijing. We call for peace and order, for dialogue. We continue to defend the interests of Canada and Canadians in Hong Kong, ”Trudeau said during a speech to reporters that was broadcast by Global News.
Earlier, the State Department called on the PRC to protect American diplomats.
At the same time, the official representative of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Hua Chuning, said that the US authorities should immediately stop interfering in what is happening in Hong Kong and in the internal affairs of China.
On August 12, all flights from Hong Kong were canceled due to the capture of the airport building by protesters.
The police reported that protesters began surrounding the police stations and attacking them, including damaging office premises.