Hong Kong Leader Formally Withdraws Controversial Extradition Bill — Huge Win for Democracy Protesters

After several weeks of protests Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced Wednesday that her government will formally withdraw the controversial extradition bill.

This comes after WEEKS of massive protests and confrontations.

Police sprayed blue dye water cannons to make the protesters and make arrests.


The Hill reported:

Hong Kong’s leader on Wednesday formally announced the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill that sparked months of anti-government protests.

Carrie Lam made the announcement in hopes of bringing an end the turmoil in the city, according to The New York Times.

Lam suspended the bill in June. It would have allowed citizens of the semi-autonomous city to be extradited to China, which was seen as a major point of contention for protesters.

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