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Hong Kong police evict protesters who stormed parliament

Police firing tear gas have evicted protesters who stormed and ransacked Hong Kong's parliament.Activists had occupied the Legislative Council (LegCo) building for hours after breaking away from a protest on the anniversary of Hong Kong's transfer of sovereignty to China from Britain.After midnight (16:00 GMT), hundreds of police secured the building following a warning to protesters to clear it.It follows weeks of unrest in the city over a controversial extradition law.The background you need on the Hong Kong protests In pictures: HK protesters storm parliament As it happened: Police retake parliament Hundreds of thousands took part in the earlier peaceful protest - the latest rally against a proposed law that critics fear could ...