Hong Kong lawmakers disrupt Carrie Lam’s annual speech


Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has been forced to suspend her annual policy address to the Legislative Council amid booing by opposition lawmakers in parliament.

After a first interruption, the session resumed only to be interrupted again before it was then suspended.

This means that the extradition bill which triggered months of protests in the semi-autonomous city, could not be withdrawn formally.

In a statement after the session was suspended, Democratic lawmakers, some of whom held placards showing Lam with blood on her hands, said she was unfit to rule.

Lam, however, went on and delivered her speech by video instead. In the address, she stressed her commitment to “one country, two systems” and said calls for Hong Kong independence would not be tolerated.

She also announced several housing and infrastructure policies, saying housing was the most urgent issue the city faces.


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