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Chaos as Hong Kong's Carrie Lam tries to give 'state of the union'

16 Oct 2019, 10:11

NTV Online

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was forced to suspend her annual policy address after being heckled in the city's parliament, reports BBC.

Opposition lawmakers disrupted the session by shouting and jeering from the beginning of her speech, reports the UNB.

After a first interruption, the session briefly resumed to only be interrupted again. It was then adjourned a second time.

Hong Kong has experienced months of anti-government protests.

Parliament had resumed on Wednesday for the first time since it was stormed by protesters in July.

The assembly was expected to officially withdraw the controversial extradition bill that sparked the protests.