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Hong Kong suspends controversial extradition bill after backlash



Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has suspended debate on a controversial extradition bill, after hundreds of thousands of people in the territory protested against it.
Addressing media on Saturday, Lam said there were supporters on both sides of the debate over the legislation.

Al Jazeera reports.

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  1. Police estimate is 0.338 million protesters (include foreigners, children and young students).
    Hong Kong population is about 7.48 millions.
    So 0.338 million is only about 4.5% of Hong Kong population.

    What are the opinions of the other 95.5%?

  2. Liberty is being snuffed out be the colonial/imperial Red Chinese regime in Peking.

  3. All of your efforts are not wasted HongKong!!!

  4. Im surprised hong kong even has a tiny ability to fight back. Serious question: what is stopping China from not full take over, asides from protest? Isn't hong kong technically "Chinese" territory. Please correct my terminology use. Considering it ignores Tibet, Muslim Chinese rights. What makes Hong Kong "speical"? is it the fact they have a large economy? (money = power)

  5. The government should have had an open mind since the begining. How is this obvious tyrant still have her job?

  6. Resistance Works!!…..America, are you watching?!
    Impeach Impeach Impeach!

  7. How many voices are there to prevent the extradition of Julian Assange form the UK to the US, country that uses 'enhanced interrogation techniques', like water boarding, to get the confessions it needs? Or is opposition to extradition reserved for those other races?

  8. I feel this is the only good news so far in 2019.

  9. Congrats people of Hongkong much love and respect from the Philippines..👋👋

  10. China can't hold on the risk further, the protest may spread to mainland. US will gain benefit.
    At least for a while

  11. It’s a stall tactic to stop Sunday’s protest. They are planning something in how to handle these protests. Lam took a hard stand on saying she will continue to push for extradition and out of the blue, she suspends it. Hmmmmmm ?

  12. Has see been got sold to Chinese communist party……please cross check here bank account

  13. It's a win win situation for HongKong …..

  14. Congratulation people of Hong-Kong

  15. Key word. SUSPEND. I really don't have a dog in this fight but I certainly don't like the thought of HK being a criminal haven like Britain or America. It's not right that money can buy you justice. This is the big things you people are missing. I hope they go ahead with it. On the other hand how many of those criminals would end up in America? I hope they still go ahead with it. Americas phucked up anyway.

  16. The CCP knows that its bad optics for them so they let Hong Kong have this victory to convince the world that they are not a ruthless totalitarian regime but can be a responsible and trusted member of the global community. But everyone already knows–that ship has sailed.

  17. This is the result of when people unite in solidarity for freedom. Good job Hong Kong people.👍👍

  18. WOW, so proud of the Hong Konger's to take a stand. You did it!

  19. My right ear really enjoyed this news report

  20. WE THE PEOPLE HAVE MORE POWER THEN THEM! HONG KONG JUST PROVED THAT!

  21. it would be a good haven for criminals. pls let the news be spreaded like weeds.

  22. I don’t want some crazy controlling chinese dictatorship who is suppressing everybody’s free rights as the worlds new superpower…. so fight Hongkong citizens not just for u but for every other human being as well! we pray for u

  23. Just remember that the bill was only suspended, and not completely scrapped. It’s a small victory for now, but I’d remain very skeptical. I’m surprised that Carrie capitulated so quickly. She might be planning something if we’re not careful.

  24. QUOTE JESUS CHRIST: GIVE BACK TO CAESAR WHAT IS CAESAR, AND TO GOD WHAT IS GOD.

  25. DIDN'T DENG XIAOPING SAID, CHINA WILL NOT GIVE UP EVEN "ONE SQUARE IN" OF CHINESE TERRITORY.

  26. I love it when people change their world for the better. The protest was inspiring.

  27. WHEN PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN THE COMFORT ZONE THEY FORGET THE HISTORY OF HUMILIATION. THE SAME WESTERNS ARE HIDING IN HONG KONG, CONNIVING WITH TRAITORS TO FAN RIOTS.

  28. It was because the moms came out to protest

  29. it's a tight slap on CCP

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