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Scuffles break out between Hong Kong legislators over committee leadership

Reuters | Hong Kong | Updated: 18-05-2020 08:44 IST | Created: 18-05-2020 08:44 IST
Scuffles break out between Hong Kong legislators over committee leadership

Scuffles broke out on Monday between pro-democracy and pro-government legislators in Hong Kong in a row over procedures with the leadership of a key committee at stake.

Security guards were seen carrying two pro-democracy legislators out of the chamber in chaotic scenes.

The house committee's role is to scrutinise bills before a second reading in the legislative council and has built up a backlog after failing to elect a chairperson since late last year. The backlog includes one bill that would criminalise abuse of China's national anthem.


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