A protester defaces the Hong Kong emblem in the Legislative Council chamber. Photo: Winson Wong

Hong Kong police clear protesters occupying legislature after day of unprecedented violence and chaos

  • Unparalleled assault on Legislative Council ends without bloodshed
  • City’s leader Carrie Lam to hold press conference at 4am along with her No 2, Matthew Cheung, the security minister and police chief
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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A protester defaces the Hong Kong emblem in the Legislative Council chamber. Photo: Winson Wong
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A day of unprecedented violence in Hong Kong as protesters storm the Legislative Council and police fire tear gas

  • Demonstrators had smashed into city's legislature following hours of destruction, which prompted unprecedented red alert
  • Earlier, hundreds of thousands marched peacefully through city while leader Carrie Lam pledged to listen to the people during ceremony to celebrate anniversary of return to Chinese sovereignty
Police fire tear gas to disperse protesters after a day of violence Photo: Sam Tsang
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law