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After months of protests, Hong Kong leader withdraws the extradition law

The decision to yield to one of the five key demands of the demonstrators marked a dramatic turnaround for Lam, who has refused to withdraw the bill for months. "We need to find ways to counteract dissatisfaction in society and seek solutions," Lam said Wednesday in a video. "After more than two months of social unrest, it is obvious to …

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Hong Kong's Carrie Lam formally withdraws extradition bill

Carrie Lam, Hong Kong's embattled chief executive, has formally withdrawn the controversial extradition bill that sparked months of tense protests that have been played out on an international stage. The bill will allow Hong Kong residents to be sparked massive protests that have rocked the city since June. JOHN YOO: TRUMP IS MAKING A MISTAKE WITH PROTEST APPROACH Lam reportedly …

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Hong Kong extradition law "is dead," says Carrie Lam

Copyright AFP Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said the controversial bill that would have allowed extradition to mainland China was "dead." At a press conference on Tuesday Ms. Lam said government work on the bill had been a "total failure". However, she stopped saying that she had been completely withdrawn because the demonstrators had demanded it. The bill provoked weeks …

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Hong Kong leader ignores the deadline of demonstrators to draw a controversial extradition law

The Hong Kong government ignored a deadline set by protesters on Thursday to end the controversial extradition laws and set the stage for additional protests this weekend. The number of protesters in front of the Legislative Council, which had shrunk since last Sunday's massive march, began to catch up on Thursday afternoon. Without government response, protests were scheduled to start …

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Hong Kong Leader Publicly Apologizes for Extradition Bill

HONG KONG – Backpedaling under mounting public pressure, Hong Kong's top leader publicly apologized on Tuesday for proposing contentious legislation that would allow extradition to mainland China. "I would like to add my sincere apologies to the citizens of Hong Kong, "Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong, said at a news conference at government headquarters. "I could have …

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Hong Kong Extradition Law: Organizers call for 2 million protesters for calling for the leader's resignation

Both workers 'and students' strikes were scheduled on Monday, and hundreds of demonstrators were still near the central government office in the Admiralty. The demonstrators have made it clear that if the government does not take any further action, either with resignations from key officials or if they completely withdraw the bill, they will go back to the streets. They …

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Hong Kong leader apologizes after the extradition law has provoked massive protests

Hong Kong's embattled leader apologized for running a controversial extradition law after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets on Sunday as indignant legislation continued to grow. Carrie Lam, director-general of Hong Kong, apologized for "the utmost sincerity and humility" among the people after the streets of the city, on a second Sunday in a row, witnessed a …

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