HONG KONG – The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local):
Hong Kong's leader says her administration will "spare no effort" in bringing an end to anti-government protests that have wracked the city for more than five months.
Carrie Lam spoke to reporters Monday during a day of spiraling violence that included the shooting by police of an unarmed protester and the setting on fire of a man during an argument over national identity.
Lam said she did not want to go into details, but her comments are likely to fuel speculation that harsher legal and police measures may be in the works.
Lam also said there would be no giving way to protesters' demands for political concessions.
"If there is still any wishful thinking that, by escalating violence, the Hong Kong SAR government will yield to pressure to satisfy the so-called political demands, I am making this statement clear and loud here: That will not happen," Lam said, using the initials for Special Administrative Region, which describes the city's status as a semi-autonomous Chinese territory.