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Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam's 'State of the Union' Address Dissolves into Chaos After Lawmakers Disrupt Session

Carrie Lam was due to announce a raft of property initiatives in a bid to restore confidence in her administration after more than four months of anti-government protests.

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Updated:October 16, 2019, 9:09 AM IST
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Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam's 'State of the Union' Address Dissolves into Chaos After Lawmakers Disrupt Session
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam. (Image: Reuters)

Hong Kong: Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam was forced to halt her annual policy address on Wednesday after some lawmakers disrupted the session, shouting and jeering as she started her speech.

Lam was due to announce a raft of property initiatives in a bid to restore confidence in her administration after more than four months of anti-government protests.

Beijing-backed Lam, who has rejected calls for her to stand down, was due to present her third policy address as escalating violence has plunged the Chinese-ruled city into its biggest political crisis in decades.

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