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Hong Kong quiet as authorities confirm extradition bill won’t be heard on Thursday

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Streets reopen after 70 injured in Wednesday’s rallies that were condemned by government leader Carrie Lam as ‘blatant riot’ Hong Kong’s Legislative Council has confirmed that it will not meet on Thursday to hear the second reading of the controversial extradition bill that has prompted massive street protests. It follows the chief executive Carrie Lam’s condemnation of protesters for “dangerous and life-threatening acts”.On Thursday morning only a handful of people remained on the streets, milling about as a widespread cleanup around the city’s legislature took place. Many roads had reopened around the central business district, but Pacific Place mall next to the legislature remained closed. Government offices in the financial district were closed and would be for the rest of the week. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/13/hong-kong-protests-extradition-carrie-lam-riot-police

Author : Lily Kuo in Hong Kong and agencies

Publish date : 2019-06-13 04:04:46

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