October 17, 2019 / 3:02 AM / a month ago

Hong Kong legislative session adjourned amid protests and heckling

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam (L) takes questions from lawmakers regarding her policy address, as a protesting pro-democracy lawmaker (R) is escorted by security out of the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China October 17, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s Legislative Council meeting was adjourned on Thursday as pro-democracy lawmakers repeatedly heckled the city’s embattled leader, Carrie Lam, with several escorted from the chamber for the second day in a row.

Lam, who is backed by China’s government, was due to speak a day after announcing measures to tackle the city’s chronic housing shortage in her annual policy address, which she was forced to deliver by video after pro-democracy lawmakers heckled her in the legislature.

Reporting By Clare Jim, Felix Tam, Farah Master, Writing by Anne Marie Roantree, Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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