Hong Kong lawmakers defy Beijing

Three newly elected lawmakers are barred from the legislature after using a swearing-in ceremony to raise the contentious issues of independence. [19 photos total]

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Newly elected lawmaker Yau Wai-ching displays a banner before taking oath at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) #
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Pro-democracy lawmakers Ted Hui and Leung Kwok-hung are blocked by security guards as they try to stop the process of electing council chairman at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) #
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Re-elected lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung holds an umbrella while taking oath at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) #
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Pro-democracy lawmakers tear apart ballots as they boycott the process of electing council chairman at the Legislative Council. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) #
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Newly-elected lawmaker Nathan Law chants slogans while taking oath at the Legislative Council. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) #
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Pro-democracy lawmakers are blocked by security guards as they try to stop the process of electing council chairman at the Legislative Council. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) #
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Newly elected lawmaker Yau Wai-ching takes oath at the Legislative Council. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) #
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Re-elected lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung tears a protest placard while taking oath at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China October 12, 2016. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) #
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Newly elected lawmaker Baggio Leung wears a banner "Hong Kong is not China" while taking oath at the Legislative Council. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) #
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Newly elected lawmaker Eddie Chu shouts slogans while taking oath at the Legislative Council. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) #
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Re-elected lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung throws a torn placard while taking oath at the Legislative Council. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) #
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Pro-democracy lawmakers Eddie Chu (in white) and Raymond Chan are blocked by security guards as they try to stop the process of electing council chairman at the Legislative Council. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) #
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Newly-elected lawmaker Baggio Leung wears a banner "Hong Kong is not China" while taking oath at the Legislative Council. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) #
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Newly elected pro-democracy lawmakers Yau Wai-ching and Baggio Leung check their smartphones after taking oath at the Legislative Council. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) #
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Supporters of Chinese government and Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chung-ying gather outside the Legislative Council. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) #
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Newly elected pro-democracy lawmaker Yau Wai-ching is blocked by security guards from entering a meeting room at the Legislative Council. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) #
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Newly elected pro-democracy lawmaker Baggio Leung is blocked by security guards from entering a meeting room at the Legislative Council. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) #
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Pro-democracy lawmakers are blocked by security guards as they try to stop the process of electing council chairman at the Legislative Council. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) #
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Newly elected pro-democracy lawmaker Yau Wai-ching is blocked by security guards from entering a meeting room at the Legislative Council. (REUTERS/Bobby Yip) #

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