Hong Kong protesters storm parliament

Hundreds of protesters have stormed a government building in Hong Kong.

Glass doors have been smashed and vandalised at the Legislative Council chamber, on the anniversary of the city’s 1997 return to Chinese rule.

Protesters are upset that Hong Kong is considering extradition legislation which would allow Chinese nationals in Hong Kong to be sent back to mainland China to face their judicial system.


People are concerned that China would prosecute people for political reasons, and as a result, take away the freedoms that people in Hong Kong now have.

Protesters say they won’t rest until the bill is completely withdrawn.

It is just one of five demands, which also include an investigation of police brutality, and the resignation of Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam.

Ms Lam has this morning condemned the protests, saying she hopes they’re over soon.

“I hope the community at large will agree with us that with these violent acts that we have seen, it is right for us to condemn it and hope society will return to normal as soon as possible,” she said.

At the time of writing, 13 police officers had been taken to hospital, after a chemical powder was thrown at them.