- Title: Pro-democracy lawmaker calls Carrie Lam a "liar" during grilling session
- Date: 17th October 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (OCTOBER 17, 2019) (REUTERS) HONG KONG LEADER CARRIE LAM SPEAKING AT PODIUM, (Cantonese): "I READ MY POLICY ADDRESS TO FELLOW HONG KONG CITIZENS YESTERDAY" PAN-DEMOCRAT LAWMAKER CLAUDIO MO HOLDING PLACARD, SHOUTING (Cantonese and English): "CARRIE LAM, YOU'RE A LIAR" LAM LOOKING ON PANDEM BEING ESCORTED OUT OF LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (LEGCO) CHAMBER, CHANTING (Cantonese): "FIVE DEMANDS, NOT ONE LESS" / LAM LEAVING CHAMBER / LAWMAKERS BEING ESCORTED OUT LAM ARRIVING AND WALKING TOWARDS CHAMBER / PANDEM LAWMAKERS CHANTING: (Cantonese) "FIVE DEMANDS, NOT ONE LESS!", "INVESTIGATE POLICE VIOLENCE! FIND THE TRUTH!" VARIOUS OF LAWMAKERS CHANTING OUTSIDE CHAMBER AS PRO-BEIJING LAWMAKERS ENTERING (Cantonese): FIVE DEMANDS, NOT ONE LESS!", "INVESTIGATE POLICE VIOLENCE! FIND THE TRUTH!" VARIOUS OF LAWMAKERS STANDING WITH WHITE FLOWERS, HOLDING PHOTOGRAPH OF 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL ALLEGEDLY A VICTIM OF POLICE VIOLENCE PANDEM LAWMAKER BEING ESCORTED OUT OF CHAMBER LAWMAKERS STANDING AND TALKING AMONG EACH OTHER LAWMAKERS INSIDE CHAMBER, LAM ENTERING CHAMBER / AUDIO CHANTING (Cantonese): "FIVE DEMANDS, NOT ONE LESS!", "CARRIE LAM BOTH HANDS WITH BLOOD!" / LAM WALKING TO PODIUM
- Embargoed: 31st October 2019 03:21
- Keywords: Hong Kong China LegCo Legislative Council Carrie Lam Pan-Democrat
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001B1HH5QF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hong Kong's Legislative Council meeting was adjourned on Thursday (October 17) as pro-democracy lawmakers repeatedly heckled the city's embattled leader, Carrie Lam, with several escorted from the chamber for the second day in a row.
Lam, who is backed by China's government, was due to speak a day after announcing measures to tackle the city's chronic housing shortage in her annual policy address, which she was forced to deliver by video after pro-democracy lawmakers heckled her in the legislature.
Hong Kong has been roiled by more than four months of sometimes violent anti-government protests in its worst crisis in decades, posing the biggest popular challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping since he came to power in 2012.
What began as opposition to a now-withdrawn extradition bill has evolved into a pro-democracy movement fanned by fears that China is stifling freedoms guaranteed by a "one country, two systems" formula adopted when Britain returned Hong Kong to China in 1997.
(Production: Xihao Jiang, Joyce Zhou, Juarawee Kittisilpa)
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