Hong Kong leader delays unpopular bill; activists want more

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 22:56:09 +0000

Hong Kong leader delays unpopular bill; activists want more

HONG KONG – Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam sought to quell public anger Saturday by shelving an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted apprehension about relations with mainland China, but opponents of the measure said it was not enough.

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Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill, says sorry

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 09:15:03 +0000

Hong Kong’s leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, said she has suspended indefinitely a proposed extradition bill that sparked the city’s biggest public protests in years.

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Hong Kong on edge as pressure grows to delay fugitive bill

Credit to Author: mfrialde| Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 03:23:34 +0000

Hong Kong on edge as pressure grows to delay fugitive bill

Pressure on Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam was mounting Saturday, with signs emerging that she may delay an unpopular extradition

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Calls mount for compromise over unpopular Hong Kong bill

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2019 01:41:19 +0000

Calls mount for compromise over unpopular Hong Kong bill

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam faced calls from both outside and within her government to delay extradition legislation that has spurred massive protests.

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Hong Kong protesters vow to keep fighting extradition law

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 23:18:30 +0000

Hong Kong protesters vow to keep fighting extradition law

HONG KONG – Following a day of sit-ins, tear gas and clashes with police, Hong Kong students and civil rights activists vowed Wednesday to keep protesting a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the former British colony.

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Years of dashed hopes fuel Hong Kong protest rage

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:24:09 +0000

Years of dashed hopes fuel Hong Kong protest rage

As Hong Kong is convulsed by fresh anti-government protests, many of those who have taken to the streets said they feel this is their last chance to protect the city’s freedoms after years of slow strangulation by Beijing.

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Hong Kong police use tear gas as protesters try to storm parliament

Credit to Author: jespinosa| Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 08:25:02 +0000

Protesters occupy the roads near the Legislative Council and government headquarters in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019. - Tens of thousands of protesters paralysed central Hong Kong, blocking major roads in a defiant show of strength against government plans to allow extraditions to China. By late morning, with crowds continuing to swell, officials in the Legislative Council (Legco) said they would delay the second reading of the bill "to a later date". (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

Violent clashes broke out in Hong Kong on Wednesday as police tried to stop protesters storming the city’s parliament, while tens of thousands of people blocked key arteries in a show of strength against government plans to allow extraditions to China.

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