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Hong Kong: Legislative Council partially reopened as red alert from July 1 protests is lifted

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Hong Kong’s Legislative Council complex was partially reopened on Thursday, after a red alert issued on July 1, when protesters broke in and vandalised the building, was lifted.

Footage filmed on Thursday shows staffers entering the complex and workers repairing the premises which were badly damaged during July 1 protests.

The building had been cordoned off for ten days, after protesters stormed it on July 1 and occupied the site for about three hours, during which they vandalised the offices and stole objects, reportedly including multiple portraits of former Council presidents.

The main lobby, meeting chamber and the protest area remained closed as repair works continue. These could amount to up to HK$60 million (€6.8 million), according to reports.

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