Sunflower Movement leader urges support for Hong Kong

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/06/12
By: Joseph Yeh


Taipei, June 12 (CNA) Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆), one of the leaders of the 2014 Sunflower Movement, and more than 100 protesters staged a sit-in protest outside Hong Kong's representative office in Taipei on Wednesday to oppose a proposed bill in Hong Kong that would allow the extradition of crime suspects to China for trial.

After a massive protest over the weekend, tens of thousands of people took to Hong Kong's streets Wednesday to protest the proposed bill, which would allow the city to transfer suspects to jurisdictions with which it lacks formal extradition agreements, including mainland China.

The former British territory's Legislative Council decided to postpone debate on a second reading of the bill amid the protests Wednesday, but said it would be scheduled for a later date.

Speaking before the sit-in protest in Taipei, Lin said that once the bill is passed, it could put protesters in Hong Kong in danger of being sent to China for trial under the authoritarian regime.    [FULL  STORY]

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