4 August 2021
HongKong Gov Press conference: In response to the question about resignation, Carrie Lam said: I've apologised for the insufficient work surrounding the Bill, there is much more work to be done.
At a 4am press conference, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Secretary for Security John Lee and police chief Stephen Lo condemned Monday evening's occupation of Hong Kong's Legislative Council.
Police chief Stephen Lo said the withdrawal of police officers from LegCo prior to the evening occupation as a "temporary retreat" due to the environment and the tactics used by protesters.
[00:35 HKT] Police ready to enter Legco
Lawmaker Roy Kwong is covering protestors to leave from Admiralty Centre #AntiELAB
Lianyu Wall is commonly known as The Lennon Wall, is guarded by a large number of riot police.
#antiELAB protesters and riot police on the crossing of Tim Mei Avenue and Harcourt Road.
Tear gas fired on Lung Wo and LegCo Road.
HongKong police fire tear gas to disperse anti-extraditionbill protesters after they stormed into Legco for several hours
Police clearing LegCo Road with big numbers and force. Multiple tear gas canisters fired. Police holding bean bag guns.
Police just fired tear gas at protesters outside Legco.
Police preparing in heavy force on Fenwick Pier St
European Union weighs in, saying the actions to break in the legco "are not representative of the vast majority" as they call on protesters to exercise restraint
#antiELAB protesters all geared up as police near from Wan Chai. Helmets, masks and gloves on. "We are not defending the barricade at all cost, we just need to buy time for those behind us to leave," shouts one.
Hong Kong Police Force: The LegCo Building was violently attacked and forced to enter illegally. The police severely condemned the violent attack. The police will conduct sweeping in a short period of time and will take reasonable force.The police also appeal unrelated protestors to leave the vicinity.
Full statement from the HongKong gov't in response to the July1 protests and unrest at the legislature
Police announced that they will be clearing the scene shortly. As news spread, #antiELAB protesters are urging those who need to go, to leave and that a safe exit through the other end of Lung Wo Road is possible.
[22:36 HKT] Still around 200-300 protestors and press inside Legco chamber.
Speakers chair and Hong Kong SAR emblem defaced in LegCo. And that's a Hong Kong Colonial flag too. #antiELAB
Organizer crowd estimate for today's July 1 march: 550,000.
The Legislative Council chamber has been taken over by protesters, the Beijing-imposed HK emblem defaced, and the old British colonial flag (assoc. with HK independence) draped at the front.
"This is a complete trap, I'm sorry that people played into it," pro dem lawmaker Fernando Cheung says inside the chamber. Says police could have easily cleared protesters earlier but allowed this to happen.
#antiELAB protesters have occupied Legco chamber
Protesters inside LegCo chamber.
Protesters smash up portraits of Legislative Council presidents outside the chamber
#HongKongProtest hundreds of protesters finding their way through the floors of Legco.
Protestors streaming into LegCo as riot police back off and the shutter is finally swept away. #AntiELAB
Protesters have stormed Hong Kong's legislature: Protesters are pouring in from several entrances
Hundreds in Tamar Park, with more streaming in after July1 march.
Hong Kong protesters storm legislature after hacking through reinforced glass
Hong Kong: What the July 1 march looks like from above
Steady flow into the Victoria park in HongKong
Hong Kong protesters are storming the Legislative Council complex, ramming a glass door with a metal trolley
Police have raised a red flag from inside the Legco building where they are storming
Protesters sliding metal barricades toward LegCo
As tensions rise at LegCo w protesters trying to break into the building, crowds are gathering in Victoria Park for the pro-democracy march. Christian groups praying and singing
#NoToChinaExtradition protesters have tried to break into the legislature using a metal cart. Police raised a red warning flag, warning that they may use force. Photo: @StandNewsHK.
@AFPgraphics VIDEO: Police in Hong Kong use pepper spray and batons against anti-government protesters
Hong Kong police say unknown liquid was thrown by protesters at their officers with some subsequently experiencing difficulty breathing and itchy skin. 13 officers sent to hospital for treatment
Timelapse from 4-10am: Protesters started going out on the streets early in the morning on the 22nd anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China
Man appears to be disabling a CCTV camera in HongKong's Admiralty area. Police scarcely visible at this point. A broader anti-extradition march is set to take place at 2:30pm today starting at Victoria Park.
Captured earlier: the moment when police clashed with protesters #antiEALB
Some pictures of the repression of protests in Hong Hong so far today, - Reuters
Right now on Lung Wui Road - bricks being pulled from the footpath, a fresh set of barricades being built and pulled into place
Hundreds of riot police officers used batons and pepper spray to push back protesters who tried to march to the site of an annual ceremony marking the anniversary of the territory's return to China from Britain
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