Hong Kong’s leader has condemned protesters who broke into the city’s legislature and vandalized the building.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam said at an early Tuesday morning news conference that she hopes the wider Hong Kong community will agree it is right to condemn the protest and hope that society returns to normal as soon as possible.

Hundreds of protesters smashed windows and pried open metal curtains to get into the legislature Monday night. Once inside, they spray-painted slogans on the walls, turned over file cabinets in offices and strew documents on floors.

The protesters say that Lam has not responded to their demands despite multiple protests in recent weeks.

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