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Hong Kong: Protesters storm and deface parliament on handover anniversary

Protesters have forced their way into the central chamber of Hong Kong's parliament after an hours-long siege.Dozens of demonstrators broke through the glass of the Legislative Council (LegCo) building earlier in the day.Hundreds then entered the building, spray-painting messages on the walls and carrying supplies for those occupying the premises.At midnight, (16:00 GMT) hundreds of police charged towards the building after warning protesters to clear it.Police fired tear gas into the remaining crowd outside the building as they advanced. Earlier on Monday evening, police warned that protesters must clear the building or face "appropriate force".Most of the demonstrators had left the building by then – though a few still remained ...