Protesters ransacked Hong Kong’s legislature, spraying graffiti and waving British-era flags in the chamber after commemorations for the 22nd anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to China. Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, condemned the “extreme violence”. China’s government accused the demonstrators of trampling on “the rule of law”. See article.
Rahul Gandhi resigned as leader of Congress, India’s oldest political party and the only national force opposing the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (bjp). Mr Gandhi’s father, grandmother and great-grandfather all served as prime minister. Congress has been thrashed by the bjpat the past two elections.
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