2019 Hong Kong protests
The 2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protests are multiple protests in Hong Kong and other cities around the world, protesting against the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019 proposed by the Government of Hong Kong.
It is feared that the bill would cause the city to open itself up to the reach of mainland Chinese law and that people from Hong Kong could become subject to a different legal system.
Various protests have been launched in Hong Kong by the general public and legal communities. Among these, the 9 June protest organised by the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF), had 1.03 million people protest on the streets. Protests in other places were also launched by overseas Hongkongers and locals.
Despite the widespread demonstrations, the government insists on the bill's passage, stating that the bill is urgent and that the legal "loophole" should be fixed.
References[change | change source]
- Kleefeld, Eric (9 June 2019). "Hundreds of thousands attend protest in Hong Kong over extradition bill". Vox. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
- "New extradition laws still urgent, says Carrie Lam". RTHK. Retrieved 10 June 2019.