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Anti-totalitarianism march accompanied by clashes across HK island

First tear gas fired around 2.20pm outside Sogo; clashes continued until around 10pm in Wan Chai, later around Mongkok police station.
Police report arresting around 100 people.
Guardian

Tamar Park rally to mark 5th anniversary of Umbrella movement

Rally ends early after some protesters confront police; water cannon and tear gas used. HKFP

Carrie Lam says Beijing supports here

Carrie Lam withdraws extradition bill

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Transcript of Carrie's Lam meeting with businesspeople

Reuters

Updated 12 Sep 19, with transcript including Lam's answers to questions: Reuters

Reuters reports Carrie Lam telling businesspeople she would quit if she could

Also reported Lam as saying: “For a chief executive to have caused this huge havoc to Hong Kong is unforgivable.”
Reuters