Protesters break into the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 1, 2019, on the 22nd anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. Hundreds of protesters stormed Hong Kong's parliament late on July 1 as the territory marked its China handover anniversary, ransacking the building and daubing its walls with graffiti as the city plunged into unprecedented depths of political chaos. AFP Photos
Protesters use metal rods to smash glass doors and windows of the government headquarters as they try to force their way into Hong Kong's parliament.
Protesters and members of the media are seen in the parliament chambers after protesters broke into the government headquarters.
A protester defaces the Hong Kong emblem after protesters broke into the government headquarters.
Police arrive after protesters stormed the government headquarters.
A protester waves the British Union Jack flag in the parliament chamber after they broke into the government headquarters.
Police fire tear gas at protesters near the government headquarters.
A policeman looks at the damage and debris after protesters stormed the government headquarters.
People walk past notes left by protesters on the walls of the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 2, 2019, a day after protesters broke into the building.
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam arrives for a press conference at the police headquarters in Hong Kong early on July 2, 2019. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on July 2 condemned the "extremely violent" storming of the city's parliament, after thousands of protesters ransacked the assembly in an unprecedented display of defiance on the anniversary of the territory's handover to China.