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October 16, 2019 | Via The Guardian

Hong Kong Leader Forced to Deliver Key Speech via Video After Protests

Hong Kong’s beleaguered leader, Carrie Lam, has condemned ongoing violent street protests for dampening the economy and ruining the image of the financial hub, in a key annual policy speech that she was forced to deliver via video link after being heckled in parliament. Pro-democracy lawmakers jeered and yelled slogans as she walked into the legislature’s chamber and started to speak, forcing the unprecedented cancellation of the speech.

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