Activists Baggio Leung (R) and Yau Wai-ching (L) stand outside the chamber after pro-Beijing lawmakers staged a walk-out to stall their swearing-in at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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Hong Kong's legislature again descended into chaos Wednesday as the pro-Beijing camp blocked the swearing in of two new lawmakers who want the city to split from China.A new wave of lawmakers advocating independence and self-determination were voted into the Legislative Council (Legco) – Hong Kong's lawmaking body – in citywide polls last month.The oath states that Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China.That led to a shouting match between furious pro-Beijing and pro-democracy legislators outside the chamber.One pro-democracy lawmaker left in the chamber as Wednesday's confrontation raged was surrounded by security after turning China and Hong Kong flags on pro-Beijing legislators' desks upside-down.
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