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06:00  12 june  2019
06:00  12 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

Panic spreads through Hong Kong protest as riot officers fire tear gas

Panic spreads through Hong Kong protest as riot officers fire tear gas Hong Kong police have fired pepper spray at protesters angry about an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial. Tens of thousands of demonstrators, most of them young people dressed in black, had gathered peacefully outside government buildings in the Chinese-ruled city before tempers flared, with claims some threw bottles at officers. © Reuters Police officers fire tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters Rubber bullets were also used to try and keep people back as the protests turned to chaos, with some campaigners charging officers with umbrellas.

Hundreds Of Thousands Fill Hong Kong 's Streets To Protest China Extradition Bill . A protester shouts next to policemen during a rally against the proposed amendments to extradition law in Hong Kong .

Tens of thousands of people filled the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, in a huge mass demonstration against the government's proposed extradition bill , which would allows criminals to be sent to mainland China for trial. Protesters , including students, critics and lawyers, descended onto

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HONG KONG—Thousands of protesters blocked roads around Hong Kong’s legislature early Wednesday as lawmakers were set to debate a widely unpopular proposed law that would allow people to be extradited to China.

Crowds of mostly young people, some dressed in black and wearing face masks, dragged metal barriers and linked arms, closing off roads surrounding the government building. Numbers are expected to grow during the day after some unions called for a strike Wednesday.

Hong Kong leader signals extradition bill will go forward

Hong Kong leader signals extradition bill will go forward Hong Kong's leader has signaled that her government will go ahead with proposed amendments to its extradition laws after a massive protest against them. 

The 2019 Hong Kong anti- extradition bill protests are a series of demonstrations in Hong Kong and other cities around the world, demanding the withdrawal of the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal

Huge protest crowds thronged Hong Kong on Sunday as anger swells over plans to allow "This bill will not just affect Hong Kong 's reputation as an international finance centre, but also our judicial Protesters march on a street during a rally against the extradition law proposal Credit: Anthony

Lawmakers are due to begin debating the bill so that a vote can be held by the evening of June 20. In an unusual move Tuesday, Andrew Leung, president of Hong Kong’s mostly pro-government legislature, scheduled extra sessions for the bill to proceed more quickly than usual to a vote.

Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill © anthony wallace/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images The renewed protests come after a mass demonstration on Sunday that organizers say drew one million people, but failed to derail the proposed law. The city’s leader, Carrie Lam, on Monday said she would quickly press ahead with the bill. The government has already bypassed the usual scrutiny of the new legislation by a committee of lawmakers.

The proposed amendments include a mechanism for extraditions to mainland China, triggering fears in the city that Beijing could detain people in Hong Kong and try them across the border under its more opaque legal system. Mounting opposition has stirred from all corners of society, including businesspeople, lawyers and activists, who say the bill would undermine Hong Kong’s relative autonomy and independent judicial system.

Foreign governments are worried about Hong Kong's extradition law

Foreign governments are worried about Hong Kong's extradition law The world speaks. Will the Hong Kong government listen?

Protesters march along a downtown street against the proposed amendments to an extradition law in Hong Kong on June 9, 2019. The protest was one of the largest in recent Hong Kong history, underscoring fears over China 's broadening footprint in the former British colony.

Hundreds of thousands of people have marched in Hong Kong against a law critics fear could let China target political opponents in the territory. The controversial extradition bill would allow suspected criminals to be sent to mainland China for trial. Organisers say there were one million

The U.S. on Monday expressed concern that the bill, if passed, “could damage Hong Kong’s business environment and subject American citizens residing in or visiting Hong Kong to China’s capricious judicial system.” The U.S. shares the concerns of many in Hong Kong over the lack of protections for people in the proposed law, said State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus.

Gallery: Hong Kong protests against extradition bill (Photo Services)

Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill
Opposition lawmakers are unable to block the bill because they lost their veto power after authorities ousted several democratically elected lawmakers through court orders and barred others from running.

The organizers of Sunday’s march said they planned to camp outside the legislature from Wednesday until the vote on the bill on June 20.

Hong Kong Isn’t Burning, But It’s People Are on Fire

Hong Kong Isn’t Burning, But It’s People Are on Fire HONG KONG—Things are ugly here. After a million-strong rally on Sunday, a series of strikes and an anti-government protest kicked off in Hong Kong. 

Hundreds of thousands of people protested today in Hong Kong over an extradition bill with mainland China . Mary Hui, a reporter with business The bill comes after a man allegedly killed his girlfriend last year in Taiwan then returned to Hong Kong . The Taiwanese government asked for help

A huge peaceful protest in Hong Kong against controversial plans to allow extraditions to the The demonstrators grabbed what they could to create barricades and block roads near the legislature. The protests are already raising the pressure on the administration of Hong Kong Chief Executive

Civic groups and organizations mobilized Tuesday, adding to small businesses and groups who called for a general strike and a school boycott to “defend Hong Kong.”

A social workers union called for a strike Wednesday. Hong Kong’s largest teachers group, which has 100,000 members, encouraged teachers to gather outside government headquarters—which also houses the legislature—and urged schools to be lenient with those who skipped classes to protest.

Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill © Thomson Reuters Demonstrators attempt to move metal barricades during a protest against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong in Hong Kong, China June 12, 2019. “We are extremely angry,” said Fung Wai-wah, president of the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union, who called Ms. Lam arrogant for pushing ahead. “She ignores the people’s voices as if they are dirt and muck.”

The city’s Education Bureau said the calls for a school boycott were “extremely irresponsible.”

Beijing has backed Ms. Lam, with officials telling state media that foreign powers had colluded with local dissidents to cause unrest.

Hong Kong protesters return to streets; leader apologizes but doesn’t withdraw extradition bill

Hong Kong protesters return to streets; leader apologizes but doesn’t withdraw extradition bill Protesters crammed subway stations and turned roads into a sea of black, in another huge demonstration against a proposal to allow extraditions to China — even after the city’s leader backed off the bill.

Demonstrators marched on Sunday against a government proposal to allow extraditions to HONG KONG — Hundreds of thousands of people filled the sweltering streets of Hong Kong on Since then, China ’s ruling Communist Party has been gradually exerting more influence over Hong Kong .

Hundreds of thousands are protesting an extradition bill in Hong Kong . Here's why. Crowds of protesters flooded the streets of Hong Kong on Hong Kong was a British colony until 1997 when it was handed over to China as a territory. However, the city is still semi-autonomous, retaining its own

The government is taking precautions to contain future protests after Sunday’s march—which had been largely peaceful—turned violent overnight with some protesters clashing with police.

Thousands of Protesters Block Hong Kong Roads Over China Extradition Bill © Thomson Reuters A demonstrator holds up a sign during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China June 9, 2019. Late Tuesday, the government restricted access to its headquarters, which also houses the legislature. Local media reported that police were planning to deploy 5,000 officers in response to expected protests. Police declined to comment on the figure.

Underlining concern about China’s legal system, a court in New Zealand Tuesday blocked a murder suspect from being extradited to China, citing the “systemic or widespread torture” in China’s system.

“New Zealand has obligations under international law to refuse to return a person to a jurisdiction in which they will be at substantial risk of torture, or where they will not receive a fair trial,” the Court of Appeal judgment said.

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