Chief Executive Carrie Lam toasts the audience during the flag-raising ceremony. Photo: Nora Tam

Hong Kong government forced to hold flag-raising ceremony inside for first time as rain threatens, and protesters and police clash in the streets

  • Event marking return of city to China in 1997 takes place against backdrop of extradition bill political crisis
  • Police say 13 officers sent to hospital after being splashed with unidentified liquid, while protesters are pepper sprayed
Topic |   Hong Kong handover anniversary

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Chief Executive Carrie Lam toasts the audience during the flag-raising ceremony. Photo: Nora Tam
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Chris Lau

Chris Lau

Chris is a reporter specialising in court and legal affairs in Hong Kong. From criminal justice to constitutional issues, he brings in the latest updates and in-depth analysis on legal issues that affect all aspects of the city. He also covers human rights issues extensively.

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Denise Tsang

Denise Tsang is an award-winning journalist, with her career built on covering business and Hong Kong local news. She has won a number of regional and Hong Kong press awards and was a part-time lecturer on business journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Elizabeth Cheung

Elizabeth Cheung

Elizabeth Cheung has been a health reporter for the Post's Hong Kong desk since 2014. She covers general medical news, breakthrough medical treatments and research, government policy and hospital blunders. Elizabeth has a master's in development studies.