China Daily newspaper accuses protesters of being at mercy of hormones, and venting anger at grievances real and imagined
Chinese state media on Monday urged authorities to take a tougher line against protesters in Hong Kong who vandalised the office of the state-run Xinhua news agency and other buildings at the weekend, saying the violence damaged the citys rule of law.
In an editorial, state-backed China Daily newspaper criticised the wanton attacks by naive demonstrators, adding: They are doomed to fail simply because their violence will encounter the full weight of the law.
It dismissed the attacks as nothing more than adolescent hormones pumped up and primed by those willing to exploit them and accused Hong Kongs youth of venting anger at at grievances real and imagined.
The radical protesters have been trying hard to convince the world they are championing a noble cause in a peaceful manner rather than engaging in wanton violence.
Police fired tear gas at black-clad protesters on Saturday in some of the worst violence in the Asian financial hub in weeks, with metro stations set ablaze and buildings vandalised, including an outlet of Starbucks.
The past five months of anti-government protests in the former British colony represent the biggest popular challenge to President Xi Jinpings government since he took over Chinas leadership in late 2012.
Protesters are angry at Chinas perceived meddling with Hong Kongs freedoms, including its legal system, since the Asian financial hub returned to Chinese rule in 1997. China denies the accusation.
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