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Hong Kong leader halts policy speech as lawmakers disrupt session

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Carrie Lam arrives to deliver her annual policy address, as lawmakers shout protests, at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong on Wednesday. Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

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.

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Lawmakers shout slogans protesting Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, as her annual policy address gets cancelled, at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong.

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.

Reuters