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Hong Kong leader makes one concession

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/04/19, 10:56 am

Hong Kong’s chief executive announced the formal withdrawal Wednesday of the controversial extradition bill that triggered months of pro-democracy protests. In a five-minute televised address, Carrie Lam said the government is removing the bill “in order to fully allay public concerns.” She also announced other measures to address the causes of the protests that began in June.

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Hong Kong teens protest with school boycott

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/02/19, 12:02 pm

Tens of thousands of students skipped the first day of classes Monday and rallied for democracy in Hong Kong instead. The student protests followed weekend demonstrations that shut down city transportation routes. The unrest flared up for another weekend despite the arrests Friday of key leaders in Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement.

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Arrests, courts suppress Hong Kong protests

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/30/19, 11:18 am

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists canceled a major weekend protest after the arrests of three prominent members of the movement. Saturday’s march would have marked the fifth anniversary of China’s ruling against fully democratic elections in the territory, but organizer Bonnie Leung called it off when an appeals board denied the demonstrators permission to protest. Leung said leaders of the movement wanted to make sure any participants “will be physically and legally safe.”

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