BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Scuffles in Hong Kong as tempers flare over new extradition law

 Comments
Scuffles in Hong Kong as tempers flare over new extradition law
Text size Aa Aa

A pro-democracy politician has been injured after scuffles broke out at Hong Kong’s Legislative Council.

Gary Fan clambered over a pack of journalists, apparently wanting to seize the microphone from a pro-Beijing opponent, but he ended up in hospital after suffering a bad fall.

Tensions are running high over a new law that would enable criminal suspects to be extradited to the Chinese mainland.

Pro-democracy campaigners outside the building claimed the law will reduce Hong Kong’s autonomy under its “one country, two systems” relationship with China.

But pro-Beijing demonstrators were also out in force - the opposition has just a third of the seats in the Legislative Council.