Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam forced to suspend her annual address after protests

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16th October, 2019 03:05:18 printer

Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam forced to suspend her annual address after protests

 

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has been forced to suspend her annual address after being heckled in parliament.

Opposition lawmakers disrupted the Legislative Council session by shouting and projecting slogans behind her, reports BBC.

After a first interruption, the session resumed only to be interrupted again. It was then suspended - and Ms Lam delivered the address by video instead.

It means the extradition bill - the trigger for months of protests - could not be withdrawn formally.

The bill was suspended in July, but Wednesday's meeting was the first time the Legislative Council (Legco) had resumed since it was stormed by protesters in July, and was the first opportunity to withdraw the bill altogether.

But as Chief Executive Lam was about to begin her speech, opposition lawmakers began shouting and climbing on tables.

They also projected the words "Five demands - not one less" on the wall behind her.

 

 

 

 


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