Protests around inauguration leader Hong Kong

Protests around inauguration leader Hong Kong

World July 1, 2017 06:03

hong-kong - Carrie Lam is sown on Saturday by Chinese President Xi Jinping as new leader of Hong Kong. The ceremony, associated with any protest, took place twenty years after the British crown colony was transferred to China.

Many police were on track to lead the ceremony, on the day that is being protested annually. Some protesters waved banners with texts for more autonomy. The group soon escaped opponents and the police who made arrests.

Lamb was elected leader in March by a electoral committee, which is largely loyal to Beijing. Most of the 7.3 million inhabitants of the former colony have no involvement in the choice of the new leader. Also during the election there were protests between demonstrators and police.

Lamb is Hong Kong's first female leader.

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