Hong Kong protests : Carrie Lam announces withdrawal of extradition bill

The Beijing-backed leader made the announcement in a televised statement on Wednesday.

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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced the formal withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill that sparked months of protests.The Beijing-backed leader made the announcement in a televised statement on Wednesday.The scrapping of the bill, which would have allowed extraditions to mainland China, was one of the main demands of the pro-democracy movement in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.

“A government source said that Lam will emphasise that the removal of the bill was to streamline the legislative agenda, with the Legislative Council set to reopen in October after its summer break and hence it was a technical procedure,” .

 

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