- Title: Hong Kong legislative council president says building repairs on track
- Date: 8th October 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (OCTOBER 8, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF INTERIOR OF ASSEMBLY VARIOUS OF MEDIA FILMING HONG KONG EMBLEM PEOPLE WALKING AT SIDE OF BUILDING DAMAGE FROM JULY 1 PROTESTS GLASS WINDOWS HONG KONG LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL PRESIDENT ANDREW LEUNG WALKING TOWARDS PODIUM LEUNG TALKING TO MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (English) HONG KONG LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL PRESIDENT, ANDREW LEUNG, SAYING: "I think the plan is that, you know, we will start the current session next Wednesday. As I have today's special LCC (Legislative Council Commission) meeting with the members on the latest update of the restoration of the building and so far, we are up to the final testing of the system and hopefully by later on this week we'll fully (be) prepared for next week's meeting." MEDIA LOOKING ON PHOTOGRAPHERS (SOUNDBITE) (English) HONG KONG LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL PRESIDENT, ANDREW LEUNG, SAYING: "So I think you know, by stopping LegCo to function normally, that would be detrimental to Hong Kong as a whole. So I will appeal all members of the public, whether your views are different from the government or not, I think please let LegCo to go on normally. VARIOUS OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS INSPECTING REPAIRED CHAMBER HALL MEMBERS LEAVING CHAMBER HALL VARIOUS OF WHITE PANELS (BOTTOM) COVERING DAMAGED WALL GLASS
- Embargoed: 22nd October 2019 10:16
- Keywords: Hong Kong LegCo Andrew Leung president damaged building re-opening
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001B08IQTJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Hong Kong's legislative council president Andrew Leung said on Tuesday (October 8) that they are on track to resume session on October 16 as planned, after the building was damaged by protesters on July 1.
Protesters stormed the Legislative Council on the 22nd anniversary of the handover from British to Chinese rule, destroying pictures and daubing walls with graffiti.
What started as opposition to a now-withdrawn extradition bill has grown into a pro-democracy movement against what is seen as Beijing's increasing grip on the city, which protesters say undermines a "one country, two systems" status promised when Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule.
Four months of protests have plunged the former British colony into its worst political crisis in decades and pose the biggest popular challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping since he came to power in 2012.
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