Date: Mon, Jun 10, 2019
By: Ann Maxon / Staff reporter
Hundreds of Hong Kongers yesterday rallied outside the territory’s representative office in
Taipei to protest a proposed extradition law, which they said could further erode the territory’s autonomy.
The rally, organized by Hong Kong students and alumni of Taiwanese universities, drew about 500 protesters to the Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office, including former Causeway Bay Books manager Lam Wing-kei (林榮基), who fled to Taiwan in April for fear of being extradited to China, event organizers said.
The Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation Bill proposed by the Hong Kong government goes against public opinion and lacks legal basis, they said in a statement.
The bill and the manner in which the Hong Kong government has been trying to push it through at the expense of proper legislative procedures are “tyrannical,” they said.