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.

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Millions of people in Hong Kong recently protested against a now-withdrawn extradition bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China for trial.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