Pro-China politicians and Hong Kong’s pro-democratic politicians fought each other again on Monday. The subject of discussion was the appointment of the chairman of a committee.
For the same reason, a fight broke out last Friday.
The brawl between members of the so-called Hong Kong Legislative Council was about the appointment of the chairman of the Parliament’s executive committee.
On Friday they also discussed the same issue together.
MEPs shouted at each other and pushed each other during the session. Guards carried two pro-democratic members of parliament out of the meeting room.
The brawls are a sign that political tensions are re-emerging in the former British Crown Colony, now an autonomous part of China, after curbing the coronavirus outbreak.
Beijing has accused Hong Kong’s pro-democratic elected representatives of “malicious” delaying techniques to prevent them from voting on proposals.
One of those proposals is to criminalize abuse of the Chinese national anthem.