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Hong Kong: Hundreds of thousands flood Hong Kong streets protesting extradition bill03:23

Hong Kong: Hundreds of thousands flood Hong Kong streets protesting extradition bill

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
June 9, 2019 at 18:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, to oppose the government's proposed extradition bill, which would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China to face trial.

Protesters marched through the streets of Hong Kong, many dressed in white, carrying banners and placards reading 'No extradition to China.'

The protest organisers claim that some 1,030,000 people have participated in the march, making it one of the largest rallies in the past three decades. However, according to police, there were 240,000 people "at its peak."

Critics fear that the proposed bill would undermine the city's rule of law and leave many vulnerable to extradition to China for political crimes.

Hong Kong: Hundreds of thousands flood Hong Kong streets protesting extradition bill03:23
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Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, to oppose the government's proposed extradition bill, which would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China to face trial.

Protesters marched through the streets of Hong Kong, many dressed in white, carrying banners and placards reading 'No extradition to China.'

The protest organisers claim that some 1,030,000 people have participated in the march, making it one of the largest rallies in the past three decades. However, according to police, there were 240,000 people "at its peak."

Critics fear that the proposed bill would undermine the city's rule of law and leave many vulnerable to extradition to China for political crimes.

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