Hong Kong protesters occupy parliament building, spray graffiti

Protesters in Hong Kong breached the town’s parliament constructing, partially occupying the construction after violent clashes with police. US President Donald Trump appeared to endorse the unrest as being “all about democracy.”

The demonstrators used a steel trolley to interrupt into the Hong Kong Legislative Council constructing after a standoff with riot police on Monday afternoon, smashing home windows and finally getting into the constructing.

Police tried unsuccessfully to push again the demonstrators, however have been compelled to both retreat someplace contained in the council constructing or abandon it altogether as protesters streamed in.

Inside the chamber, demonstrators tore down portraits of the town’s chief, Carrie Lam, in addition to Chinese President Xi Jinping. The dissidents additionally scrawled political slogans throughout the whole lot in sight, partitions and flooring included.

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