Chief Executive Carrie Lam today commended the bravery of an officer who was shot in the leg with an arrow as police attempted to clear protesters around Polytechnic University.
In the first post on her verified Facebook page since October 20, Lam said she visited the officer on Monday morning and understood that his surgery had been successful.
"(The police officer) wants to resume work as soon as possible, this kind of bravery and responsibility is touching," she said.
She also referred to the ongoing unrest in the city, saying:
"The violence of the mob continues to escalate."
Lam urged protesters to "obey the police," who have appealed for those still inside Polytechnic University to surrender peacefully.
Police also condemned the arrow attack today. "Without a doubt, this is a murderous act," spokesman Kwok Ka-chuen said. "The arrow could have killed our officer or anyone in the surrounding. We express the strongest condemnation against this indiscriminate violence."