Hong Kong's Legislative Council adopted an anthem bill on Thursday, despite the attempts of the opposition to disrupt the debates.
The meeting was suspended for several hours due to the opposition members trying to hinder the voting process but later resumed with the majority voting for the bill.
Council's President, Andrew Leung condemned the actions as «extremely irresponsible.»
The national anthem law is expected to come into effect on June 12, forbidding locals to disrespect the Chinese national anthem in any way.
The bill's detractors label it as an encroachment by mainland China, which was fought against last year in months of riots and protests.