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.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has announced that her government will formally withdraw the controversial extradition bill. pic.twitter.com/D74RiSr3qD
— SCMP News (@SCMPNews) September 4, 2019
This comes after WEEKS of massive protests and confrontations.
Hong Kong police stormed a subway car and hit passengers with clubs and pepper spray over the weekend, blaming the escalation on violent acts by protesters. pic.twitter.com/2XqeIimwF2
— DW News (@dwnews) September 2, 2019
At the start of the school year in Hong Kong, students at one school sang a protest song – "Do You Hear the People Sing" – over the Chinese national anthem. At another school, they chanted slogans during the school song. #HongKong #China #antiELABhk #antiELAB pic.twitter.com/eeFKoT1VW7
— Hong Kong Free Press (@HongKongFP) September 4, 2019
Police sprayed blue dye water cannons to make the protesters and make arrests.
Hong Kong protestors are now being sprayed with blue-dye water cannons so police can make arrests pic.twitter.com/hZK6Ybmok2
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 4, 2019
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.