Hong Kong ignores protest deadline to scrap extradition bill, sets stage for further protests
Thursday, 20 June 2019 Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam ignored a Thursday deadline set by some protesters to withdraw an extradition bill that she promoted then postponed, setting the stage for a new wave of demonstrations in the Chinese-ruled city.
Activist Joshua Wong, who has become the face of Hong Kong's push for full democracy, is released from prison and vows to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city's Beijing-backed leader, Carrie Lam, steps down. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
By Sophie Li and M. Terry Cooke*
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