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Copycat Suicides: Shopping Mall and Matthew Cheung

copycat suicides: Before falling from a shopping mall on June 30, the 29-year-old woman left a message on Facebook that wished for the protesters' success but said she could not carry on, Hong Kong media have reported, according to CTV. A 21-year old student had fallen to her death the previous day, as did a man after hanging a protest banner about two weeks earlier. A mostly youthful gathering placed lit candles and incense at temporary memorials in a square in central Hong Kong. The three deaths have raised concerns about the possibility of copycat suicides among other disaffected people. Matthew Cheung, the chief secretary for administration, said Friday that the government feels deeply sorry and saddened by the suicides and will do all it can to stop the trend. The protesters say Hong Kong's leader, Carrie Lam, has not shown empathy for the victims. ( As reported in the news.