Hong Kong demonstrators protested against the lawsuit for extradition law, which was demonstrated on Thursday in front of the Justice Department's headquarters to support the judicial independence of China. Their leader has not been seen in public for two weeks.
Several hundred people organized demanding justice minister Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, withdrew the now suspended extradition law, and indicted participating demonstrators in the June 12 chaotic demonstration.
"Take back the evil bill," said protest leader Joshua Wong to his crowd. "Release the demonstrators. There was no riots, just a tyrannical government.
During the demonstration, the police tried to push the crowd back onto the sidewalk before yielding and allowing them to occupy the street, with some demonstrators even directing traffic around the congregation.
Since almost two weeks ago Hong Kong public relations officer Carrie Lam has not been seen in public since 1
Earlier this month, millions of citizens took to the streets after Lam attempted to pass a lawsuit for extradition to arrest suspects in Hong Kong and hand them over to the Chinese mainland for trial. Many fear that this proposal could destroy Hong Kong's independence and civil liberties, which Hong Kong pledged to after its transfer to the British government in 1997. G20 summit involving officials from China, the US and many other countries.
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Beijing strongly opposed any dialogue on the subject at the summit.
"China has said that it will not allow the G20 countries to discuss the Hong Kong issue at its summit, but we must encourage everyone to pay attention to this serious issue," said human rights activist Chiu E-ling. "We urge leaders at the G20 summit to actively speak out against Hong Kong's extradition laws."
Morgan Cheung and The Associated Press of Fox News have contributed to this report.