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Hong Kong Prepares For Continued Protests Against Mainland China Extradition Law

WorldNews Wednesday, 12 June 2019 ()
Hong Kong Prepares For Continued Protests Against Mainland China Extradition LawHong Kong was bracing for mass strikes across the city on Wednesday as the protests against a proposed extradition bill that would allow Hong Kong citizens to be sent to mainland China for criminal trials, according to The Japan Times. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said she would move ahead by the legislation even though more than one million came out to protest the proposal over the weekend, making it the largest demonstration since Hong Kong's handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997. Protests planned for Wednesday were expected to draw thousands more again over the bill, which has drawn opposition in Hong Kong and from powers abroad. Legislators are meeting to debate the...
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Protests centre on fears that fugitives extradited from Hong Kong will not get a fair trial in mainland China.

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