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Hong Kong Protesters Take to Streets, Enter Gov’t Building

HeadlineJul 01, 2019

In Hong Kong, thousands have taken to the streets today, the anniversary of the city’s return to Chinese control 22 years ago. Dozens of protesters breached the Legislature building, where they were met with riot police. Protesters continue to call for Chief Executive Carrie Lam to step down over a contested bill, which would allow for extraditions of Hong Kong residents and visitors to mainland China, which critics see as an infringement on their legal rights and on the independence of Hong Kong. Lam has postponed the legislation but has not fully withdrawn it.

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