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Scuffle in Hong Kong assembly over new security law

May 22, 2020 15:48 IST

Scenes of chaos were seen in Hong Kong's Legislative Council on Friday as pro-democracy lawmakers sharply criticised China's move to enact national security legislation in the semi-autonomous territory. The pro-democracy lawmakers said it goes against the “one country, two systems” framework that promises the city freedoms not found on the mainland. A scuffle broke out after two legislators were forcibly dragged out of the chamber. Pro-Beijing legislator Starry Lee had to be escorted out of the chamber as she was surrounded by chanting demonstrators. The proposed bill, is aimed at forbidding secessionist and subversive activity, as well as foreign interference and terrorism.

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