August 13, 2019 / 6:43 PM / 3 months ago

UK condemns Hong Kong violence, urges dialogue

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab at a news conference following a meeting with Canada's Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 6, 2019. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Tuesday condemned the violence in Hong Kong and encouraged dialogue as police and protesters clashed at the former British colony’s international airport amid an ongoing political crisis.

“Concerning to see what’s happening in Hong Kong and the worrying pictures of clashes between police & protesters at the airport,” Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said on Twitter.

“We condemn the violence & encourage constructive dialogue to find a peaceful way forward,” he said.

Reporting by Costas Pitas; Editing by Alison Williams

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