- Title: Hong Kong legislature suspended amid chaos over protests
- Date: 17th October 2019
- Summary: HONG KONG, CHINA (OCTOBER 17, 2019) (REUTERS) HONG KONG CHIEF EXECUTIVE CARRIE LAM RE-ENTERING LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL (LEGCO) CHAMBER ROOM AFTER A SUSPENSION / AUDIO CHANTING (Cantonese): "FIVE DEMANDS! NOT ONE LESS!" LAM WALKING TO PODIUM LAM SPEAKING AT PODIUM (Cantonese): "OUR HONG KONG SAR GOVERNMENT WILL TRY OUR BEST TO SUPPRESS VIOLENCE AND SUPPORT POLICE FORCE TO ENFORCE THE LAW STERNLY." AND THEN BEING INTERRUPTED/ PAN-DEMOCRAT (PANDEM) LAWMAKER GARY FAN HOLDING PLACARD AND RUNNING TO LAM, SHOUTING (Cantonese): "FIVE DEMANDS, NOT ONE LESS!", "STEP DOWN, CARRIE LAM!", "INVESTIGATE POLICE FORCE" / FAN BEING ESCORTED AWAY CHAMBER ROOM / PANDEM LAWMAKER ALVIN YEUNG HOLDING PLACARD AND SHOUTING AT LAM (Cantonese): "STEP DOWN CARRIE LAM! YOU'RE NOT QUALIFIED TO BE CHIEF EXECUTIVE!..." WHILE LAM IS LEAVING / PANDEM LAWMAKER (BLUE SHIRT) AU NOK-HIN CLIMBING ONTO TABLE AND RUNNING AFTER LAM WHILE BEING STOPPED BY LEGCO STAFF
- Embargoed: 31st October 2019 05:37
- Keywords: Hong Kong China LegCo Legislative Council policy address democracy protest
- Location: HONG KONG, CHINA
- City: HONG KONG, CHINA
- Country: Hong Kong
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001B1HGUO7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong heckled the city's embattled leader and called for her to step down on Thursday (October 17) during a legislative session that was repeatedly suspended as several politicians were manhandled out of the chamber.
It was the second day of chaos in Hong Kong's Legislative Council as leader Carrie Lam tried to answer questions about her annual policy address, which she was forced to deliver by video link on Wednesday (October 16) after similar disruptions in the assembly.
Lam, who is backed by China's government, announced measures on Wednesday to tackle the city's chronic housing shortage in her address after she was jeered in the chamber. Again, on Thursday, pro-democracy lawmakers shouted for Lam to resign, saying she had blood on her hands. They also called on her to address protesters' key demands - something her policy address largely ignored.
About a dozen members of the assembly were ejected, shouting and waving placards as security guards marched them out.
(Production: Xihao Jiang, Juarawee Kittisilpa)
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