Hong Kong – leader Hong Kong Carrie Lam said Tuesday that the attempt to amend an extradition bill was dead, but it was unclear whether the legislation was being withdrawn as protesters demanded.
Lam noted that there was “doubt about the sincerity of the government or that there will be concerns about whether the government will resume the process in the Legislative Council.” But she said at a news conference, “I reiterate here, there is no such plan. The bill is dead. ”
Hundreds of thousands of people have been living in the territory over the past month against extradition legislation and expressed concern that Hong Kong was losing its guaranteed freedoms when the British colony returned to China. in 1997.
In the latest protest on Sunday, thousands of people, singing “Hong Kong Free” and some carrying British flags, made their way to a high-speed rail station connecting Hong Kong to the mainland. They said that they wanted to give a peaceful protest message to people on the mainland, where the protests were not widely covered by state media but focused on conflict with police and property damage.
On July 1st, the 22nd anniversary of the move of Hong Kong, the peaceful march of hundreds of thousands of people was shocked by the legislative building of the territory. A few hundred glass glass panel exhibitors were demolished to enter the building and tormented for three hours, a spray painting slogan on the walls of the room, passing over furniture and damaging electronic voting systems and fire prevention.
Protesters are also calling for an independent investigation into a crackdown on exhibitions in June 12 where gas and rubber bullets were used by officers to spread crowds blocking main streets.
Lam said that Tuesday's investigations would be carried out under the Department of Justice “on the evidence, the law and also the prosecution code.” T
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