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Hong Kong: Thousands of lawyers join silent march against proposed extradition bill02:24

Hong Kong: Thousands of lawyers join silent march against proposed extradition bill

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
June 6, 2019 at 16:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of lawyers and law students marched in silence across Hong Kong on Tuesday, to protest against the government's proposed extradition bill that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial.

The demonstration started outside the city's Court of Final Appeal and ended outside the headquarters of the regional government in the Admiralty district.

The proposed legal changes would allow the Hong Kong government to choose to extradite people on a case-by-case basis, even to countries with which they have no extradition treaty.

Hong Kong’s last British governor, Chris Patten, criticized the proposed legal changes saying it was the worst thing ever happened to the country since returning to Chinese rule.

Hong Kong: Thousands of lawyers join silent march against proposed extradition bill02:24
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Thousands of lawyers and law students marched in silence across Hong Kong on Tuesday, to protest against the government's proposed extradition bill that would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial.

The demonstration started outside the city's Court of Final Appeal and ended outside the headquarters of the regional government in the Admiralty district.

The proposed legal changes would allow the Hong Kong government to choose to extradite people on a case-by-case basis, even to countries with which they have no extradition treaty.

Hong Kong’s last British governor, Chris Patten, criticized the proposed legal changes saying it was the worst thing ever happened to the country since returning to Chinese rule.

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