In a television interview broadcast on Sunday evening, Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying blamed foreign forces for the ongoing protests but refused to identify them.
The claims sparked ridicule from democracy leaders.
In a sarcastic post on his Facebook page on Monday, protest leader Joshua Wong Chi-fung said: "My links with foreign countries are limited to my Korean cellphone, my American computer and my Japanese Gundam. And of course, all of these are 'Made in
Claudia Mo Man-ching, a pro-democracy lawmaker, accused the
"They cannot succumb to the protesters and say 'Maybe we should make concessions?’ so instead they have to blacken and smear this campaign. It's all very dirty," she said.