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Hong Kong protesters storm legislature on handover anniversary

A person holds a placard next to a banner displayed inside a chamber, after protesters broke into the Legislative Council building during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China in Hong Kong, China July 1, 2019. The banner reads "There are no thugs, only tyranny". Hong Kong protesters stormed the Legislative Council on the anniversary of the city's 1997 return to Chinese rule amid widespread anger over laws that would allow extraditions to China, plunging the city deeper into chaos. REUTERS/Stringer

A person holds a placard next to a banner displayed inside a chamber, after protesters broke into the Legislative Council building during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China in Hong Kong, China July 1, 2019. The banner reads "There are...more

A person holds a placard next to a banner displayed inside a chamber, after protesters broke into the Legislative Council building during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China in Hong Kong, China July 1, 2019. The banner reads "There are no thugs, only tyranny". Hong Kong protesters stormed the Legislative Council on the anniversary of the city's 1997 return to Chinese rule amid widespread anger over laws that would allow extraditions to China, plunging the city deeper into chaos. REUTERS/Stringer
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Anti-extradition bill protesters break into the Legislative Council building during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, in Hong Kong, China July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters break into the Legislative Council building during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, in Hong Kong, China July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters break into the Legislative Council building during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, in Hong Kong, China July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters storm the Legislative Council building, July 1. A small group, mostly students wearing hard hats and masks, used a metal trolley, poles and pieces of scaffolding to hack through reinforced glass and charge at the government compound. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters storm the Legislative Council building, July 1. A small group, mostly students wearing hard hats and masks, used a metal trolley, poles and pieces of scaffolding to hack through reinforced glass and charge at the government compound....more

Protesters storm the Legislative Council building, July 1. A small group, mostly students wearing hard hats and masks, used a metal trolley, poles and pieces of scaffolding to hack through reinforced glass and charge at the government compound. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Anti-extradition bill protesters are seen inside a chamber after they broke into the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters are seen inside a chamber after they broke into the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters are seen inside a chamber after they broke into the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters storm the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters storm the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters storm the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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People walk inside the Legislative Council building after protesters stormed the building, July 1. REUTERS/Stringer

People walk inside the Legislative Council building after protesters stormed the building, July 1. REUTERS/Stringer

People walk inside the Legislative Council building after protesters stormed the building, July 1. REUTERS/Stringer
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Anti-extradition bill protesters leave money as they grab cans of soda drink inside an empty canteen as as they break into the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters leave money as they grab cans of soda drink inside an empty canteen as as they break into the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters leave money as they grab cans of soda drink inside an empty canteen as as they break into the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Anti-extradition bill protesters walk inside a security room after demonstrators stormed the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters walk inside a security room after demonstrators stormed the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters walk inside a security room after demonstrators stormed the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Graffiti left by anti-extradition bill protesters as they break into the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Graffiti left by anti-extradition bill protesters as they break into the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Graffiti left by anti-extradition bill protesters as they break into the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Anti-extradition bill protesters rest inside the Legislative Council building after demonstrators stormed the building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters rest inside the Legislative Council building after demonstrators stormed the building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters rest inside the Legislative Council building after demonstrators stormed the building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A worker cleans up outside the Legislative Council, a day after protesters broke into the building in Hong Kong, July 2. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A worker cleans up outside the Legislative Council, a day after protesters broke into the building in Hong Kong, July 2. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A worker cleans up outside the Legislative Council, a day after protesters broke into the building in Hong Kong, July 2. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Riot police take up position outside the Legislative Council building, July 2. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Riot police take up position outside the Legislative Council building, July 2. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Riot police take up position outside the Legislative Council building, July 2. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Protesters pass building material into the lobby of the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters pass building material into the lobby of the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters pass building material into the lobby of the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Anti-extradition bill protesters break into the Legislative Council building during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, July 2. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters break into the Legislative Council building during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, July 2. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters break into the Legislative Council building during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, July 2. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A broken glass door is seen after demonstrators stormed the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A broken glass door is seen after demonstrators stormed the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A broken glass door is seen after demonstrators stormed the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters break the windows of the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters break the windows of the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters break the windows of the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A police officer fires a baton round outside the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A police officer fires a baton round outside the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A police officer fires a baton round outside the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Policemen stand in front of graffiti on the walls of the Legislative Council, a day after protesters broke into the building, July 2. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Policemen stand in front of graffiti on the walls of the Legislative Council, a day after protesters broke into the building, July 2. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Policemen stand in front of graffiti on the walls of the Legislative Council, a day after protesters broke into the building, July 2. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Riot police clear the streets outside the Legislative Council building, July 2. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Riot police clear the streets outside the Legislative Council building, July 2. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Riot police clear the streets outside the Legislative Council building, July 2. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Police try to disperse protesters near a flag raising ceremony for the anniversary of Hong Kong handover to China in Hong Kong, China July 1.
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Police try to disperse protesters near a flag raising ceremony for the anniversary of Hong Kong handover to China in Hong Kong, China July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Police try to disperse protesters near a flag raising ceremony for the anniversary of Hong Kong handover to China in Hong Kong, China July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Protesters try to break into the Legislative Council building where riot police are seen, during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China in Hong Kong, July 1. 

REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters try to break into the Legislative Council building where riot police are seen, during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China in Hong Kong, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters try to break into the Legislative Council building where riot police are seen, during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China in Hong Kong, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Riot police try to disperse protesters near a flag raising ceremony for the anniversary of Hong Kong handover to China in Hong Kong, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Riot police try to disperse protesters near a flag raising ceremony for the anniversary of Hong Kong handover to China in Hong Kong, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Riot police try to disperse protesters near a flag raising ceremony for the anniversary of Hong Kong handover to China in Hong Kong, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Anti-extradition bill protesters march during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China in Hong Kong, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters march during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China in Hong Kong, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters march during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China in Hong Kong, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters try to break into the Legislative Council building where riot police are seen. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters try to break into the Legislative Council building where riot police are seen. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters try to break into the Legislative Council building where riot police are seen. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Protesters try to break into the Legislative Council building during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters try to break into the Legislative Council building during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Protesters try to break into the Legislative Council building during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Lawmakers Kwok Ka-ki and Leung Yiu-chung talk to protesters as they try to break into the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Lawmakers Kwok Ka-ki and Leung Yiu-chung talk to protesters as they try to break into the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Lawmakers Kwok Ka-ki and Leung Yiu-chung talk to protesters as they try to break into the Legislative Council building, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Riot police are seen inside the Legislative Council building where protesters were trying to break into, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Riot police are seen inside the Legislative Council building where protesters were trying to break into, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Riot police are seen inside the Legislative Council building where protesters were trying to break into, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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A protester breaks into the Legislative Council building during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A protester breaks into the Legislative Council building during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

A protester breaks into the Legislative Council building during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Protesters raise a black Hong Kong flag next to a national Hong Kong flag that was lowered outside the Legislative Council, near another official flag raising ceremony for the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters raise a black Hong Kong flag next to a national Hong Kong flag that was lowered outside the Legislative Council, near another official flag raising ceremony for the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Protesters raise a black Hong Kong flag next to a national Hong Kong flag that was lowered outside the Legislative Council, near another official flag raising ceremony for the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Riot police try to disperse protesters on the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Riot police try to disperse protesters on the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Riot police try to disperse protesters on the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Riot police try to disperse protesters on the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Riot police try to disperse protesters on the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Riot police try to disperse protesters on the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A protester who was pepper sprayed is detained, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A protester who was pepper sprayed is detained, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A protester who was pepper sprayed is detained, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Anti-extradition bill protesters use umbrellas to build a barricade while riot police stand guard on the Legislative Council compound, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Anti-extradition bill protesters use umbrellas to build a barricade while riot police stand guard on the Legislative Council compound, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Anti-extradition bill protesters use umbrellas to build a barricade while riot police stand guard on the Legislative Council compound, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Helicopters fly the national flags of Hong Kong and China above riot police and protesters, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Helicopters fly the national flags of Hong Kong and China above riot police and protesters, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Helicopters fly the national flags of Hong Kong and China above riot police and protesters, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Anti-extradition bill protesters attend a demonstration near a flag raising ceremony for the anniversary of Hong Kong handover to China, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters attend a demonstration near a flag raising ceremony for the anniversary of Hong Kong handover to China, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters attend a demonstration near a flag raising ceremony for the anniversary of Hong Kong handover to China, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Police try to disperse protesters near a flag raising ceremony for the anniversary of Hong Kong handover to China, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Police try to disperse protesters near a flag raising ceremony for the anniversary of Hong Kong handover to China, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Police try to disperse protesters near a flag raising ceremony for the anniversary of Hong Kong handover to China, July 1. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Anti-extradition bill protesters use the flashlights from their phones as they march during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China in Hong Kong, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters use the flashlights from their phones as they march during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China in Hong Kong, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Anti-extradition bill protesters use the flashlights from their phones as they march during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China in Hong Kong, July 1. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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A worker walks past post-it notes scribbled with messages, left behind by protesters on the walls of the Legislative Council, a day after protesters broke into the building, in Hong Kong, July 2. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A worker walks past post-it notes scribbled with messages, left behind by protesters on the walls of the Legislative Council, a day after protesters broke into the building, in Hong Kong, July 2. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A worker walks past post-it notes scribbled with messages, left behind by protesters on the walls of the Legislative Council, a day after protesters broke into the building, in Hong Kong, July 2. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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