VIDEO: One million protest in Hong Kong against proposed extradition law

Radio Taiwan International 
Date: 10 June, 2019
By: Leslie Liao

Organizers say over 1 million people showed up to protest a Chinese extradition law in Hong Kong (Photo: Reuters)

Massive crowds took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest a new Chinese extradition law. It was the largest demonstration the city has seen since its reunification with China in 1997.

Over a million people hit the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest a proposed Chinese extradition law. That figure – an estimate of organizers – represents about one-seventh of the city’s population of 7.5 million.

The protsts began in the afternoon with a 3km march to Hong Kong’s Legislative Council building. The crowd didn’t disperse until the early hours of Monday morning.

At stake was a bill that would allow authorities to extradite suspects from Hong Kong to China. Hong Kong officials say they would have final say over who gets extradited.

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