United States

Hong Kong government building a 'big crime scene' after night of violent protests

(CNN)A senior Hong Kong official has described the city's legislative council as a "big crime scene," just hours after hundreds of masked, mainly young protesters stormed the building, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. Graffiti-scrawled slogans, broken glass and strewn debris were just a few of the outward signs of a night which marked an apparent turning point in the city's weeks-long protest movement against a controversial extradition bill.At a press conference Tuesday morning, Legislative Council (LegCo) President Andrew Leung said police are now in control of the building and carrying out investigative work. Leung expressed sadness at the use of spray paints used to vandalize the main chamber, where lawmakers debate and p ...