OTTAWA — Overseas Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is condemning violence in Hong Kong as rigidity escalates between pro-democracy protesters and police.
She made the remarks in a joint assertion issued Saturday along with her counterpart within the European Union, Federica Mogherini.
The assertion says that each Canada and the EU assist Hong Kong’s “excessive diploma of autonomy” inside China, in addition to its residents’ proper to peaceable meeting.
However they’re urging restraint within the wake of “a rising variety of unacceptable violent incidents.”
There have been months of protests within the semi-autonomous area as some residents accuse the Communist Celebration-ruled Chinese language authorities of chipping away at Hong Kong’s democratic rights.
The assertion from Freeland and Mogherini requires “broad-based and inclusive dialogue, involving all key stakeholders,”