BEIJING, Aug. 5 (CGTN) -- Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Monday condemned the latest string of violent acts that “disrespected national dignity” and said such acts will push Hong Kong into a “very dangerous” situation.

Lam added that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government will be resolute in maintaining law and order in Hong Kong and restoring confidence. She also called on citizens to set aside their differences and say "no" to chaos and violence.

Protesters on Monday launched a city-wide strike, disturbing long lines of traffic in the city and causing more than 100 flights to be canceled.

Lam said the strike will damage the livelihoods of working families and will impact the economy.