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Hong Kong witnesses violent protests on Handover Anniversary

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Hong Kong witnesses Protest on Handover Anniversary

The parliament chamber of Honk Kong was flooded with protesters. In fact, on Sunday the protesters broke into the headquarters of the Hong Kong government. Sunday was the twenty-second anniversary of the “British to China” handover of the city.

The protesters were violent

The protesters were violent, they shattered the doors made of glass and tore the metal walls of the premises. The Chamber of the lawmaker was filled with angry protesters. There were approximately a hundred protesters in the chamber.

The building was finally breached by 9:00 P.M. The protesters conveyed their messages via spray painting on the office walls. They broke down the touchscreen panels and all the official portraits. In other words, the protesters used rocks and paint to destruct the place. “Hong Kong Is Not China” was one of the messages spray-painted. Apart from this, a number of pictures belonging to lawmakers were brutally defaced.

The anger was towards the government of Hong Kong and Beijing’s central leadership. The protesters left only after being threatened by the police. The chaos has reached new heights.

Monday as well wasn’t a very peaceful day in Beijing. The attempts for a new extradition law continued to cause chaos. Approximately more than a thousand people participated as protesters. Almost all of them were wearing black clothes. All of them marched on the streets and assembled at the public parks. Protesters also came forward with face marks and yellow hats.

The protesters were excessively violent and the police were active. But, it has been reportedly found, that approximately thirteen policemen were injured due to an unknown liquid that was thrown at them.

Hong Kong Protesters Storm Legislature On Anniversary Of City’s Return To Chinese Rule

The protesters were excessively violent and the police were active.

Why have people been protesting in Hong Kong?

People of the country are asking for their Judicial independence. They have demanded the removal of the extradition bill for the same. These bills were the centre of the problems. The protesters want to get rid of the “one country, two systems” framework of the country.

The Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam after facing a number of protests has announced to drop them. In fact, Lam is one of the very unpopular leaders and the people want her to step down as soon as possible. Protesters even spray-painted graffiti that urged Carrie Lam to step down.

Hong Kong Protesters Storm Legislature On Anniversary Of City’s Return To Chinese Rule

Carrie Lam while announcing the suspension of the extradition bill.

 

 

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