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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