BREAKING: Protesters storm LegCo parliament, hang British colonial flag of Hong Kong

A British colonial-era flag hangs on a podium in Hong Kong’s LegCo after protesters stormed the building last night. Photo via AFP.
A British colonial-era flag hangs on a podium in Hong Kong’s LegCo after protesters stormed the building last night. Photo via AFP.

Anti-extradition protesters in Hong Kong tied a British colonial-era flag to the parliament podium in LegCo this evening, after breaking down barriers and storming into the government headquarters earlier tonight.

Protesters also defaced the Bauhinia crest of Hong Kong with spray paint, and were videotaped destroying office equipment.

A black and white banner hoisted in the chamber read in Chinese: “Bow to protect rule of law. Oppose extradition.”

This story is developing.

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With AFP reporting. 

 

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