The protests against the controversial criminal assignment law in Hong Kong are profound. Protesters broke into Parliament and were vandalized.
They spent several hours in the Legislative Council building. At midnight on Monday, the protesters were taken out of parliament by police. Tear gas was also launched on them.
These developments led to a demonstration on the eve of the transfer of power from Britain to China over Hong Kong (July 1).
In Hong Kong, there have been large-scale protests in recent weeks against a proposed law that would hand over suspected criminals to China. Critics are concerned that this law is only because of handing over political dissenters to China.
On Monday, the first peaceful rally was held against the law. Thousands were involved.
Protesters also demanded an independent inquiry into the police crackdown on protesters on June 12. On the other hand, the government-held official celebrations to mark the day of the exchange of power.
In the afternoon, tens of thousands of protesters detached from the rally and marched to parliament. Around the building. The glass walls cracked and went inside.
Pro-democracy MPs on the spot tried to persuade the protesters. He warned that serious cases could be faced if he goes into Parliament.
Leung Yu Chung, an MP, said that the protesters did not listen to them and replied that they were prepared for the consequences.
Police also warned the protesters. However, instead of getting into a confrontation with them, the police went back and visited the building for a while. Hundreds of protesters broke into the building. They all came with helmets, masks for their faces and umbrellas.
After entering the parliament, protesters painted the symbol in the central chamber. The flag of British colonialism was hoisted. Writing slogans on the walls. The furniture was destroyed.
The police dispersed the protesters at midnight and pulled them out. Some activists have been trying to evict some who are hesitant to leave the building.
Some pro-democracy MPs have urged the police to give protesters time to leave the building.
Within an hour, the streets of Parliament were all empty. No information has been received on the arrest of anyone.
Hong Kong CEO (Head of State) Kerry Lam skipped the protest. She condemned this ‘serious violence’.She held a press conference on Tuesday morning and clashed about her latest events. She said the consequences were very distressing and shocking to people.
“People who have witnessed those violent incidents think they will agree with us. The correct course of action is to deny them. I hope that society will return to normal again. ”
Protesters have been warned they will face lawsuits for engaging in illegal activities.