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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 03:55 AM

Hong Kong leader delays extradition bill indefinitely amid protest pressure

Source: The Guardian

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has suspended indefinitely government efforts to pass a controversial new extradition law, after a week of mass protests and street violence put heavy pressure on the city’s leaders.

At a press conference on Saturday, after three days of silence, Lam said she had “done her utmost” but admitted that the bill had “caused a lot of division” in society. The legislative process would be halted without any deadline, she said, to allow time for consultation across Hong Kong society.

Another mass demonstration had been called for Sunday, and the government appears to be trying to stave off further major humiliation – and a possible escalation in opposition – by abandoning the law a day earlier.
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Reports suggest she plans only to delay the law, rather than shelve it entirely, probably in the hope that time and further consultations will defuse the power of opposition. With the legislature due to go on summer recess in July, it would not be picked up again until autumn at the earliest.



Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/15/hong-kong-leader-carrie-lam-extradition-bill-delay-protests-china



Mass demonstrations have had an effect in a Chinese territory. Amazing.

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Reply Hong Kong leader delays extradition bill indefinitely amid protest pressure (Original post)
muriel_volestrangler Jun 15 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 15 #1
mountain grammy Jun 15 #2
Hotler Jun 15 #5
mountain grammy Jun 15 #6
lordsummerisle Jun 15 #3
dalton99a Jun 15 #4
pangaia Jun 15 #7
Nitram Jun 15 #8

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 06:45 AM

1. With that extradition law, there would be no mass protests. Leaders would all be extradited. . . .nt

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:35 AM

2. Wish Americans felt this passion about our democracy.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 09:57 AM

5. We should be leading the world in how to throw a protest.

Instead the world is showing us, and probably asking what is wrong with us. I've been told many times here that protest don't work. I say how do we know, we haven't had a meaningful protest since the Vietnam war. Oh well, back to watching the Kardashian's.............

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Response to Hotler (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:03 AM

6. Agree!

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:36 AM

3. k&r n/t

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 08:54 AM

4. It will be signed and go into effect when people are not looking.



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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 11:56 AM

7. THIS SHOULD BE HAPPENING IN AMERICA !!!!!!!!!!



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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 12:08 PM

8. People of Hong Kong we salute your courage!

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