Young people look to flee amid extradition bill fury

Young people look to flee amid extradition bill fury

Young people look to flee amid extradition bill fury

Millions have thronged the streets in the past three weeks to demand that the bill, which would allow criminal suspects to be sent to the mainland for trial in courts controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), be scrapped altogether.

HONG KONG-Hong Kong was plunged into chaos again on June 27 as protesters rallied outside the justice secretary's offices, blocking roads and forcing workers to leave in the latest unrest to rock the city over an extradition bill that has now been suspended. The Chinese government subsequently banned her from performing in mainland China.

"You know what everybody has deep in their hearts - is that this is about our future and it's very very personal", said 53-year-old Brian Kern, who was attending the protests.

In sweltering heat of 32 degrees C (89.6°F), some protesters chanted, "Withdraw evil law, release martyrs ..."

They demanded the Secretary of Justice, Teresa Cheng, to come out and speak with them.

Following Wednesday night's rally, a large group of protesters besieged police headquarters for the second time in less than a week.

Police formed a cordon to block the demonstrators, and one officer held a banner warning them away. She has not, however, directly addressed protesters' demands as of yet.

Police chief Stephen Lo warned of consequences for outbreaks of violence and condemned what he said was an environment of hostility making his officers's task hard.

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People in Hong Kong were able to raise up to HK$6.7 million from online forums like lihkg.com in order to gain the attention of world leaders at the G20 Summit. "We call on leaders at the G-20 summit to actively express their opposition to Hong Kong's amendment of the extradition bills", Chiu said.

They also are seeking an independent inquiry into the police response to a June 12 demonstration, when officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets at the crowd, and dozens were injured on both sides.

Opponents of the extradition bill fear being placed at the mercy of a justice system rights group say is plagued by torture, forced confessions and arbitrary detentions.

USA sportswear brand Nike has confirmed that it is withdrawing some products from sale in China, adding substance to reports that Chinese customers were angered by a social media post of a Japanese brand, which cooperates with Nike, about unrest in Hong Kong.

Many in Hong Kong voiced concerns that the bill, if adopted, would put at risk the island's judicial autonomy, resting on the "One country, two systems" principle.

Hong Kong is the world's Hong Kong, not merely a territory handed over by the U.K.to China, added Wu'erkaixi.

"In light of Hong Kong's current circumstances and possible humanitarian threat, we hereby urgently plead for the government and parliament of the United Kingdom, out of conscience and moral responsibility, to reassess the validity of the Sino-British Joint Declaration and for the United States congress to pass the "Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act" as soon as possible, and for nations around the world to protect the safety of our citizens", he said.

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