Hong Kong leader says extradition bill is 'dead'

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After mass demonstrations on Sunday against the proposed changes to extradition bill in Hong Kong, police have arrested six persons, local media reported Monday.

He was one of the only protesters during the police siege to show himself unmasked. She, however, said "a very small minority of protesters have used the occasion to resort to violent acts and vandalism".

Organisers said 230,000 people marched while police said 56,000 attended at the peak.

"After repeated but futile warnings, police took actions to disperse the protesters around 11 p.m".

Activists have also circulated plans for a new protest on Sunday via the encrypted app Telegram which will take place in Kowloon - an area of the city popular with mainland Chinese tourists who are subject to heavily censored news across the border. The demonstrators sought to occupy a major road, but police declared it an unlawful assembly.

Since 1997, Hong Kong has been run by China under an arrangement guaranteeing it a level of economic autonomy and personal freedoms not permitted on the mainland.

Since Hong Kong was returned to China from Britain 22 years ago, the semi-autonomous region has operated under a "one country, two systems" framework, which preserves its rule of law and civil liberties inherited from British rule but are unseen on the mainland.

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A purchase ordered her freed, though she quiet faces separate prices of helping other folks smugglers and resisting authorities. No topic warnings, the Alex sailed to the port on Saturday resulting from of "intolerable hygienic stipulations" aboard.

The protests Sunday, above all, were meant to show Chinese citizens that the Hong Kong protest movement was peaceful and making reasonable demands. It is being billed as an opportunity to engage with mainland Chinese in the hope that they will back the protesters. "We are all in danger in Hong Kong because we're on the edge of becoming another [Chinese] city where we would lose our freedom of speech", she said, calling on the United Nations to convene an urgent session on the territory.

Wong urged his followers to sign a White House petition urging the U.S. to "suspend any export application of crowd control equipment to Hong Kong to prevent further brutality against Hong Kongers".

Mr. Fung, a retailer, said that if he didn't come out to join the march today, he might not have a chance to voice his opinions in the future. The protesters are demanding, but the official withdrawal of the law.

Along the march, protesters could be heard chanting slogans: "Release protesters who have been arrested, investigate police's excessive use of force, immediately hold two open elections". "Indeed, it let me see why Hong Kong is different from China".

Amid the furor, British Foreign Secretary and contender for prime minister Jeremy Hunt tweeted his solidarity with the protesters, and pledged the UK's "unwavering" support to "Hong Kong and its freedoms".

In mid-June, Lam responded to huge protests by suspending the bill, but on Tuesday she said "there are still lingering doubts about the government's sincerity or worries whether the government will restart the process in the legislative council". "Because [Beijing] has infiltrated Hong Kong more and more, whether it is manipulating Hong Kong's legislative elections, or passing certain ordinances in total disregard to Hong Kong's judicial independence".

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