Hong Kong leader abandons policy speech after lawmakers' heckles

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16 okt. 2019, 05.57

Hong Kong's embattled leader abandoned a State of the Union-style speech on Wednesday after she was heckled by opposition lawmakers during chaotic scenes inside the city's legislature.

The speech by Chief Executive Carrie Lam was billed as an attempt to win hearts and minds after four months of seething pro-democracy protests.

But Lam was unable to deliver her speech after pro-democracy lawmakers shouted her down until her retinue left the building.