Protesters display a banner reading: ‘There are no rioters, but a tyrannous government’ after occupying the Legislative Council chamber. Photo: Winson Wong

Beijing authorities call on Hong Kong government to restore social order as soon as possible and condemn protesters who stormed legislature

  • Central government slams ransacking of Legco, calling it a direct attack on ‘one country, two systems’ principle
  • But pan-democrats defend protesters, one lawmaker saying, ‘They are just fighting for their future’
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Protesters display a banner reading: ‘There are no rioters, but a tyrannous government’ after occupying the Legislative Council chamber. Photo: Winson Wong
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Protesters storm the Legislative Council Chamber on the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China. Photo: Sam Tsang

Angry Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam emerges after day of unprecedented violence and slams protesters but says she is willing to listen

  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds 4am press conference and says she is ‘outraged and distressed’ by scenes at legislature
  • But says she has reflected on events and will listen to all sectors including youth
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Protesters storm the Legislative Council Chamber on the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover from Britain to China. Photo: Sam Tsang
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