Taiwan leader willing to help Hong Kong protesters seeking asylum

Some protesters who stormed Hong Kong's legislature have reportedly fled to Taiwan, fearing they could face serious punishment.

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    Taiwan's president says her government will "follow humanitarian principles" when dealing with asylum seekers from Hong Kong.

    Tsai Ing-wen was responding to reports that a group of protesters fighting a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong fled to Taiwan to seek protection.

    Millions of people in Hong Kong recently protested against a now-withdrawn extradition bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial.

    Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby reports.


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