In an emailed statement, a spokeswoman for Lam said late on Thursday Lam had "recently started inviting young people of different backgrounds for a meeting, including university students and young people who have participated in recent protests".
Many people praised the protestors for their actions and the video got everyone talking on social media. One Twitter user called it, ""A noble act by the entire mob...admirable" while another compared the scene with the parting of a red sea.
A skilled service worker in Hong Kong would need to work 20 years, the longest period of time in a list of 20 cities in the world, before being able to afford a 650 square feet (60 square meters) flat near the city centre, the UBS report said.
New Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam struck a conciliatory tone on Wednesday and vowed to improve ties with the legislature, but she suggested fresh reforms to bring greater democracy to the Chinese city would not be tabled any time soon.