Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced on Wednesday the formal withdrawal of an extradition bill that triggered months of unrest and has thrown the Chinese-controlled city into its worst crisis in decades, Cable TV and other media said.
FRANCE 24’s Charles Pellegrin reports from Hong Kong.
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With new, mass peaceful protests again taking center stage in Hong Kong, “a small glimmer of compromise might just be on the way”, says Rana Mitter, professor of the history and politics of modern China at the University of Oxford.
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Hong Kong protests at the international airport
The violent clashes witnessed at a Hong Kong railway station in July, when groups of white-clad men attacked Hong Kong protesters and passengers, has deepened tensions in a city already shaken by weeks of anti-government protests. FRANCE 24’s Daniel Quinlan reports.
Hong Kong witnessed the most widespread and sustained clashes so far with tear gas fired at more than a dozen locations as police, protesters and baton-wielding thugs fought running battles overnight. FRANCE 24’s Daniel Quinlan reports.
Demonstrators in Hong Kong moved en masse to a luxury shopping district Sunday evening after riot police used tear gas to clear out an area they were previously occupying, as the 2-month-old protest movement showed no sign of easing.
Hong Kong’s embattled pro-Beijing leader on Tuesday said a China extradition bill that sparked unprecedented political unrest “is dead” — but protesters immediately dismissed her comments, threatening more mass rallies. On Tuesday the city’s chief executive Carrie Lam admitted her administration’s attempt to introduce the bill was a “complete failure”, saying that her government would not seek to reactivate it in parliament. “There is no such plan. The bill is dead,” Lam said. But she once against refused to buckle to demands to completely withdraw the bill from the legislative agenda, provoking outcry from the anti-government camp.
Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, was released from prison on Monday and vowed to soon join the latest round of protests. The 22-year-old’s release from the Lai Chi Kok Correctional Facility came as student demonstrators and police were gathered near the city’s government headquarters after a protest on Sunday that organizers said drew nearly 2 million people. Wong served a two-month sentence for contempt related to his involvement in the 2014 protests advocating a more democratic elections process in the former British colony.
Joshua Wong, a leading figure in Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement demonstrations, was released from prison on Monday and vowed to soon join the latest round of protests.
Hong Kong extradition bill protest analysis by correspondent Erin Hale