Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks after watching the annual flag-raising ceremony to mark the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong's handover from Britain to China. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks after watching the annual flag-raising ceremony to mark the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong's handover from Britain to China. Photo: Nora Tam

Violent clashes between protesters and police mar Hong Kong’s most muted handover anniversary celebrations on record

  • 13 police officers were taken to hospital after anti-government protesters attacked them with a liquid believed to be drain cleaner
  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam breaks with tradition to talk about self reflection and promises to change her governing style

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks after watching the annual flag-raising ceremony to mark the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong's handover from Britain to China. Photo: Nora Tam
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks after watching the annual flag-raising ceremony to mark the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong's handover from Britain to China. Photo: Nora Tam
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