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12:55  12 june  2019
12:55  12 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - A peaceful mass protest in Hong Kong over an extradition bill descended into violence in the early hours of Monday as several hundred protesters clashed with a similar number of police outside the city's parliament . Protesters charged police lines to try to force their way into

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A peaceful mass protest in Hong Kong over an extradition bill descended into violence in the early hours of Monday as several hundred protesters clashed with a similar number of police outside the city’s parliament . Protesters charged police lines to try to force their way into

Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament© Tyrone Siu/ REUTERS Protesters are hit by police water cannon during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong, China June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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Tens of thousands of protesters paralysed central Hong Kong on Wednesday, blocking major roads in a defiant show of strength against government plans to allow extraditions to China.

Black-clad demonstrators, most of them young people and students, surrounded government offices, bringing traffic to a standstill as they called on authorities to scrap the Beijing-backed law.

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - A peaceful mass protest in Hong Kong over an extradition bill descended into violence in the early hours of Monday as several hundred protesters clashed with a similar number of police outside the city’s parliament . Protesters charged police lines to try to force their way into

A peaceful mass protest in Hong Kong over an extradition bill descended into violence in the early hours of Monday as several hundred protesters clashed with a similar number of police outside the city's parliament . Zachary Goelman reports.

Rows of riot police were far outnumbered by protesters -- many who wore face masks, helmets or goggles -- just hours ahead of a scheduled debate in the city's legislature.

By late morning, with crowds swelling, officials in the Legislative Council (Legco) said they would delay the second reading of the bill "to a later date".

In scenes echoing the Occupy movement in 2014 that shut down swathes of the city for months, people flooded major roads and junctions in the heart of the city, dragging barricades onto highways and tying them together. Others plucked loose bricks from pavements.

Some protesters in cars deliberately stopped their vehicles in the middle of one key artery and jumped out, blocking the road.

Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
Hong Kong police use tear gas against protesters trying to storm parliament
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Police used water cannons and pepper spray on protesters outside the Legco building and held up signs warning demonstrators they were prepared to use force.

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Beijing calls Hong Kong protests 'riots', supports govt's response Beijing on Thursday described the mass protests against Hong Kong's extradition bill as "riots", and said it supported the local government's response.

A peaceful mass protest in Hong Kong over an extradition bill descended into violence in the early hours of Monday as several hundred protesters clashed with a similar number of police outside the city’s parliament .

Hong Kong police officers drag away a protester during a rally against proposed amendments to the Protesters charged police lines to try to force their way into the Legislative Council building, and police charged back, using Some police had tear gas guns ready. Hours earlier, on Sunday

Organisers of a gigantic march on Sunday said more than a million people turned out to voice their objections to the proposed law, which would allow Hong Kong to send suspects to other jurisdictions around the world -- including China.

But the record numbers failed to sway pro-Beijing chief executive Carrie Lam, who has rejected calls to withdraw the bill.

Matthew Cheung, the city's chief secretary, called on demonstrators to unblock key arteries and withdraw, in the first official reaction to the latest protests.

"I also urge citizens who have gathered to show restraint as much as possible, disperse peacefully and do not defy the law," he said in a video message Wednesday.

Many opponents are fearful the law would entangle people in the mainland's opaque courts, leaving them vulnerable to a justice system seen as acting at the behest of the Chinese Communist Party.

More than 100 Hong Kong businesses said they would close Wednesday in a sign of solidarity with the protesters, and the city's major student unions announced they would boycott classes to attend the rally.

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A peaceful mass protest in Hong Kong over an extradition bill descended into violence in the early hours of Monday as several hundred protesters clashed with a similar number of police outside the city's parliament . Zachary Goelman reports.

Hong Kong — Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched through Hong Kong on Sunday to voice their opposition to government-sponsored The peaceful protest turned violent early Monday morning when several hundred protesters stormed Hong Kong 's parliament and clashed with police .

A string of other prominent unions in the transport, social work and teaching sectors either followed suit or encouraged members to attend, while a bus driver union said it would encourage members to drive deliberately slowly to support protests.

"It’s the government who has forced people to escalate their actions, so I think it's inevitable for the fight this time to get heated," said protester Lau Ka-chun, 21.

- 'Hong Kong's children will be hurt' -

News of the postponed debate did not deter crowds swelling throughout Wednesday.

"It’s not enough to delay the meeting," said student Charles Lee, 23. "Stalling is not our ultimate goal. We need them to consider scrapping it... Clashes are unavoidable if they adopt this attitude towards their citizens."

A note from protesters circulating in a Telegram messaging group threatened a series of consequences -- including storming the Legco buildings, paralysing public transport, surrounding the houses of cabinet members and continuing to occupy the roads -- if the bill is not withdrawn by 3:00 pm (0700 GMT).

Lawmakers had been due to debate the bill on Wednesday morning in the city's legislature, which is dominated by Beijing loyalists, with a final vote expected on June 20.

It was not announced when the next meeting on the bill would be held.

Hong Kong protest leaders reject leader's apology for violence

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HONG KONG — Pro-democracy protesters wearing surgical masks and holding up umbrellas to protect against tear gas expanded their rallies In a statement issued after midnight, the Hong Kong police said rumors that they had used rubber bullets to try to disperse protesters were "totally untrue."

A peaceful mass protest in Hong Kong over an extradition bill descended into violence in the early hours of Monday as several hundred protesters clashed with a similar number of police outside the city's parliament . Zachary Goelman reports.

"The only responsible thing to do now is for Carrie Lam to withdraw the evil bill, or at least to shelve it in order to solve the crisis," said pro-democracy lawmaker Fernando Cheung.

"Because the situation is very tense, if she forces it through and asks the police to use violence, I'm afraid Hong Kong’s children will be hurt, will bleed."

Hong Kong's leaders say the proposed law is needed to plug loopholes and to stop the city being a sanctuary for fugitives, and that safeguards are in place to ensure that political critics of Beijing will not be targeted.

But many Hong Kongers have little faith in the government's assurances after years of heightened fears that a resurgent Beijing is trying to quash the city's unique freedoms and culture -- despite a 50-year agreement between Hong Kong's former colonial ruler, Britain, and China that means the city is guaranteed freedoms unseen on the Chinese mainland.

Western governments have also voiced alarm, with the US this week warning the bill would put people at risk of "China's capricious judicial system".

Beijing hit back on Tuesday, with a foreign ministry official saying China "resolutely opposes interference in Hong Kong affairs".

Hong Kong's stock market sank more than 1.8 percent amid the city-wide turmoil, making it the worst performer in Asia on Wednesday.

Hong Kong protesters take to the streets again after government apology falls flat.
For the third time in less than a week, Hong Kong protesters have taken to the streets over a controversial extradition bill with China. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Hundreds of mostly young people flooded into Harcourt Road outside the city's legislature Friday morning, where they had been staging a sit-in demanding the city's chief executive, Carrie Lam, resign and officially withdraw the bill.

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