June 19, 2015 09:42 IST

Hong Kong vetoes China-backed electoral reform proposal

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Pro-democracy lawmaker and I.T. advocate Charles Mok is surrounded by veto signs during his speech at the Legislative Council meeting in Hong Kong Credit: Reuters
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Lawmakers supporting a Beijing-backed electoral reform, meet journalists after a voting at Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China Credit: Reuters
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Pro-democracy lawmaker Claudia Mo carrying a yellow umbrella, a symbol of the Occupy Central movement, leaves after voting at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong Credit: Reuters
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying meets journalists in Hong Kong, China Credit: Reuters
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Pro-democracy lawmaker Claudia Mo reacts beside a veto sign during the Legislative Council meeting in Hong Kong, China Credit: Reuters
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Pro-democracy lawmakers chant slogans after voting inside Legislative Council in Hong Kong, China Credit: Reuters