Fight over committee chair deadlock

Published on May 18, 2020 by

A fight has broken out in Hong Kong’s parliament.
There was fury from pro-democracy politicians after a pro-Beijing politician was elected as chairwoman for a key committee.

And, 15 anti-government protesters are appearing in a Hong Kong court, charged over last year’s mass rallies.
The group was arrested in April, accused of helping to organise protests which were banned by the city’s authorities.
UN human rights experts have called for all of them to be released and for charges to be dropped.
The first Hong Kong protester to admit to rioting charges was sentenced to four years in prison on Friday
Al Jazeera’s Adrian Brown reports.

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