Hong Kong: Carrie Lam condemns ‘extremely violent’ storming of parliament

City wakes to tense calm after splinter group of protesters smashed their way into the legislative council and raised the former colonial flag

Hong Kong awoke to a tense calm on Tuesday morning as clean-up operations were underway to repair damage done by protesters to the city’s legislative council building on Monday night.

Debris including umbrellas, hard hats and water bottles were the few signs left of the confrontations that engulfed parts of the Chinese-ruled city overnight after protesters stormed and ransacked the legislature.

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