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Inside Hong Kong's Legislative Council after protesters storm in

A view shows damages inside the Legislative Council building after protesters stormed it during a demonstration on the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, in Hong Kong, China July 3, 2019. Police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters who had stormed the legislature in chaotic scenes to protest against an extradition bill in a direct challenge to Beijing. The former British colony's government offices, where protesters smashed computers and spray-painted "anti-extradition" and slurs against the police and government on chamber walls, were closed. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A view shows damages inside the Legislative Council building after protesters stormed it during a demonstration on the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, in Hong Kong, China July 3, 2019. Police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of...more

A view shows damages inside the Legislative Council building after protesters stormed it during a demonstration on the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China, in Hong Kong, China July 3, 2019. Police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters who had stormed the legislature in chaotic scenes to protest against an extradition bill in a direct challenge to Beijing. The former British colony's government offices, where protesters smashed computers and spray-painted "anti-extradition" and slurs against the police and government on chamber walls, were closed. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A view shows damages inside the Legislative Council building. Debris including umbrellas, hard hats and water bottles were the few signs left of the mayhem that had engulfed parts of the Chinese-ruled city overnight after protesters stormed and ransacked the legislature on the anniversary of Hong Kong's 1997 return to Chinese rule. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A view shows damages inside the Legislative Council building. Debris including umbrellas, hard hats and water bottles were the few signs left of the mayhem that had engulfed parts of the Chinese-ruled city overnight after protesters stormed and...more

A view shows damages inside the Legislative Council building. Debris including umbrellas, hard hats and water bottles were the few signs left of the mayhem that had engulfed parts of the Chinese-ruled city overnight after protesters stormed and ransacked the legislature on the anniversary of Hong Kong's 1997 return to Chinese rule. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Damage inside the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Damage inside the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Damage inside the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Damage inside the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Damage inside the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Damage inside the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Damage inside the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Damage inside the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Damage inside the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Damage inside the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Damage inside the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Damage inside the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A policeman stands in front of graffiti on the walls of the Legislative Council. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A policeman stands in front of graffiti on the walls of the Legislative Council. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A policeman stands in front of graffiti on the walls of the Legislative Council. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Smashed touchscreen monitors are seen inside the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Smashed touchscreen monitors are seen inside the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Smashed touchscreen monitors are seen inside the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Anti-extradition bill protesters walk inside a security room after demonstrators stormed the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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

Anti-extradition bill protesters walk inside a security room after demonstrators stormed the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Broken glass doors are seen after demonstrators stormed the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Broken glass doors are seen after demonstrators stormed the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Broken glass doors are seen after demonstrators stormed the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Damage inside the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Damage inside the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Damage inside the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A view of a security room is seen after demonstrators stormed the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A view of a security room is seen after demonstrators stormed the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

A view of a security room is seen after demonstrators stormed the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Broken glass and graffiti are seen at the Legislative Council. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Broken glass and graffiti are seen at the Legislative Council. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Broken glass and graffiti are seen at the Legislative Council. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Graffiti left by anti-extradition bill protesters. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Graffiti left by anti-extradition bill protesters. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Graffiti left by anti-extradition bill protesters. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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An anti-extradition bill protester sits next to a barricade after demonstrators stormed the Legislative Council. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-extradition bill protester sits next to a barricade after demonstrators stormed the Legislative Council. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

An anti-extradition bill protester sits next to a barricade after demonstrators stormed the Legislative Council. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Graffiti left by anti-extradition bill protesters. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Graffiti left by anti-extradition bill protesters. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Graffiti left by anti-extradition bill protesters. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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Police officers display objects used during a demonstration, in which protesters stormed the Legislative Council building, outside the Legislative complex. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Police officers display objects used during a demonstration, in which protesters stormed the Legislative Council building, outside the Legislative complex. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Police officers display objects used during a demonstration, in which protesters stormed the Legislative Council building, outside the Legislative complex. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Policemen stand in front of graffiti on the walls of the Legislative Council. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Policemen stand in front of graffiti on the walls of the Legislative Council. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Policemen stand in front of graffiti on the walls of the Legislative Council. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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