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Hong Kong opposition lawmakers ejected for heckling leader

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Hong Kong opposition lawmakers ejected for heckling leader

Multiple Hong Kong opposition lawmakers were ejected from the legislature on Thursday as they heckled the financial hub’s pro-Beijing leader in angry scenes highlighting the stark political divides in the city after months of protests. Security officials had to be called in multiple times to force out pro-democracy lawmakers who shouted slogans and held placards, including one that portrayed the city’s chief executive Carrie Lam as a vampire with bat wings.

Lam was at the Legislative Council for a question and answer session.

The last time she appeared in the legislature in October, the heckling was so sustained that she abandoned a state of the union style address and delivered it by video instead.

On Thursday, she was able to make both her opening speech and answer questions but was frequently interrupted. Hong Kong protests – Laurel Chor/Getty Images

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