Hong Kong lawmakers heckle Lam, dragged out by guards

Pro-democracy lawmakers were dragged out of Hong Kong’s legislature by security guards on Thursday after they heckled the ci
ty’s pro-Beijing leader for a second day running, the latest outburst of political rancour in the strife-torn city. Chief Executive Carrie Lam has faced an outpouring of anger from her opponents since the legislature opened its doors for a new session on Wednesday, three months after the building was trashed by masked protesters. Ms. Lam was unable to give a State of the Union-style policy speech on Wednesday after pro-democracy lawmakers, who form a minority on the pro-Beijing-stacked legislature, repeatedly interrupted her. Instead, she was forced to deliver the address via a pre-recorded video. Ms. Lam returned to the Legislative Council on Thursday to answer questions from lawmakers about the content of that policy speech. But chaos erupted once again as her opponents chanted slogans and were dragged one-by-one from the chamber.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/hong-kong-lawmakers-heckle-lam-get-dragged-out-by-guards/article29730449.ece

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