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Hong Kong: Thousands flood streets on handover anniversary *DRONE FOOTAGE*01:03

Hong Kong: Thousands flood streets on handover anniversary *DRONE FOOTAGE*

Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong
July 1, 2019 at 14:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of protesters could be seen assembling for anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong on Monday, the anniversary of the city's handover from British to Chinese rule.

Drone footage captured by Ruptly on Monday revealed the extent of the mass protests, which saw thousands march against an extradition bill which opponents say might chill political speech in the Chinese territory, as it would enable Hong Kong to consider extradition cases to mainland China for some crimes.

Protests continue despite Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam announcing an indefinite suspension of the extradition bill. Protesters are now demanding Lam's resignation and a complete repeal of the bill.

Hong Kong: Thousands flood streets on handover anniversary *DRONE FOOTAGE*01:03
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Thousands of protesters could be seen assembling for anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong on Monday, the anniversary of the city's handover from British to Chinese rule.

Drone footage captured by Ruptly on Monday revealed the extent of the mass protests, which saw thousands march against an extradition bill which opponents say might chill political speech in the Chinese territory, as it would enable Hong Kong to consider extradition cases to mainland China for some crimes.

Protests continue despite Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam announcing an indefinite suspension of the extradition bill. Protesters are now demanding Lam's resignation and a complete repeal of the bill.

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