Protests escalate as Hong Kong marks handover to China
June 30, 2019
HONG KONG (AP) — Frustration among protesters in Hong Kong boiled over Monday, with one group attacking the legislative building and tens of thousands of others marching through the city to demand expanded democracy on the 22nd anniversary of the former British colony's return to China.
Black-clad protesters wearing hard hats and face masks smashed a large hole through the bottom of a floor-to-ceiling window at the legislature in the early afternoon.
They repeatedly rammed a cargo cart and large poles into the glass while police with riot shields lined up inside to prevent anyone from ent...