Hong Kong Officially Kills Controversial Extradition BillThat Sparked Mass Protests

Hong Kong Officially Kills Controversial Extradition BillThat Sparked Mass Protests





The extradition bill had triggered massive protests in Hong Kong. (File)

Hong Kong: 

Hong Kong’s legislature on Wednesday formally withdrew planned legislation that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, meeting one of five demands of pro-democracy protesters but unlikely to end months of often violent unrest.

The rallying cry of the protesters, who have trashed public buildings in the Chinese-ruled city and thrown petrol bombs at police, has been “five demands, not one less”, including universal suffrage.

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