Hundreds of anti-communist protesters in Hong Kong destroyed the legislative council (LegCo) building in the city late Monday, shattering its glass exterior, spray-painting anti-China slogans over its walls, and rendering it unusable, according to city officials.
Many protesters had spent much of the day trying to break into the building using metal bars and succeeded late into the night. Upon entering, they chanted slogans against China, waved the flag of the United Kingdom (to which they belonged until 1997), and vandalized the legislative chamber. Despite the shocking scenes, pro-democracy leaders insist the protesters – mostly young students – largely avoided violence against police and legislature workers present at night. They also made sure to avoid areas of the building that housed important historical documents, according to pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong.
Reports estimate that 60 people, mostly protesters, were injured in the incident. The communist government of China is calling for “zero tolerance” for calls against Beijing controlling the southern city and chief executive Carrie Lam vowed to “pursue the lawbreaking behavior to the end.”
The destruction of the legislature occurred on the 22nd anniversary of the U.K. handing Hong Kong’s governance over to the communist Chinese regime. As part of the deal, China agreed to a policy known as “one country, two systems,” which would nominally keep China from imposing communism on the city. Under dictator Xi Jinping, China has repeatedly violated the policy, most recently endorsing a bill that would allow Beijing to extradite anyone, not just Hong Kong citizens, from Hong Kong if China charges them with a violation of communist law.
Hong Kong residents made their opposition to the extradition bill known with protests throughout June, including one that attracted 2 million of the city’s 7 million residents. In response, the legislature tabled the bill, which keeps it alive but prevents and imminent vote to turn it into law. Lam personally apologized for not properly selling the bill to her constituency, an apology many protesters considered insulting.
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