It was not immediately clear if Lam had left. Residents turned on Lam in the talk,criticizing her for curbing electoral freedoms, as she began the first “opendialogue” session with the public.(Reuters) Anti-government protesters gather outside the venue of the first community dialogue where Chief Executive Carrie Lam spoke in Hong Kong, China on Sept. 26. REUTERS/TYRONE SIU HONG KONG – Anti-government protesters blockedroads with iron railings near a stadium where Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam helda public meeting on Thursday. Police raised a blue flag warning of force ifprotesters did not disperse, a move commonly followed by tear gas in more thanthree months of sometimes violent protests.