Over a million attend Hong Kong demo against controversial extradition law, organizers say

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(Worthy News) - Over a million people have joined a mass protest against the Hong Kong government’s controversial extradition bill, according to organizers.

Jimmy Sham, a spokesperson for organizers, said around 1.03 million people attended the march – a figure that was calculated by volunteers along Hennessy Road. Police estimated 270,000 people turned up at the rally’s peak.

The march was organized by the Civil Human Rights Front – a coalition of pro-democracy groups. [ Source: Hong Kong Free Press (Read More...) ]

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2 thoughts on “Over a million attend Hong Kong demo against controversial extradition law, organizers say”

  1. From the original article:
    "The protesters marched towards the legislature over an issue that has underscored divisions in society over trust in the legislature and the Chinese judicial system.

    "Hong Kong’s government first proposed legal amendments in February to allow the city to handle case-by-case extradition requests from jurisdictions with no prior agreements, most notably China and Taiwan.

    "The plan would enable the chief executive and local courts to handle extradition requests without legislative oversight and could reach a final vote before the current legislative period ends in July.

    "The government has said the law will allow it to close a legal “loophole,” but lawyers, journalists, foreign politicians and businesses have raised concerns over the risk of residents being extradited to the mainland."

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