Hong Kong Withdraws Extradition Bill that Sparked Protests

The bill would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be sent to mainland China for trials.

  • Published 4 September 2019

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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced the government will formally withdraw an extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations, bowing to one of the protesters’ demands in the hope of ending the increasingly violent unrest. But lawmakers warned that the bill’s withdrawal was not enough to end the turmoil, which has increasingly focused on alleged police brutality against protesters and democratic reforms. A youth activist also rejected the move as… Read at AP News