The Hong Kong government suspended talks which had planned for this Friday morning with students demanding free elections.
The number two of the local executive, Carrie Lam, in charge of the talks, announced the suspension of the talks because the students had allegedly called for new demonstrations, in order to pressure the government during negotiations.
According Lam stated in a press conference, the initiative of the students show a “lack of sincerity” and a desire to impose preconditions that were not traded on the talks with the government.
Students reacted today disappointed by the cancellation of the talks. “We remain open to dialogue,” said student leader Alex Chow
“Lam said we are using dialogue to summon more people to get outside when the number of protesters is decreasing … but the reality is that a large mass of people can force the government to lie down back a little” , Chow said.