BLUE NOTE: Carrie Lam went to the mosque to say sorry to its imam, and Muslims said they had accepted her apology and that of top police leaders
Date: Oct 22, 2019
By: AP, HONG KONG
Hong Kong officials yesterday apologized to Muslim leaders after riot police on Sunday sprayed amosque and bystanders with a water cannon loaded with a blue liquid while trying to contain pro-democracy demonstrations.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (林鄭月娥) and the police chief visited the Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre to apologize to the chief imam and Muslim community leaders.
Officials were scrambling to minimize the fallout from the incident at one of the territory’s most well-known religious sites.
The government said in a statement that Lam “extended an apology for the inadvertent spraying.”