Up to a million people participated in the campaigns.
The Hong Kong government will suspend consideration of amendments to the law on extradition, which caused mass protests. This was stated by the head of the city Kerry Lam, reports AP.
According to Lam, the government did not take enough efforts to explain to society the meaning of the law on extradition, which led to a split. The head of the city clarified that you need to “stop and think.” According to media reports, the decision was made following a meeting of the central authorities of China in Shenzhen.
Amendments to the extradition bill, due to which mass protests began in the city, allow the defendants to be extradited to Taiwan, Macao, mainland China and other countries. Activists believe that the Chinese authorities will be able to repress dissidents, political activists and those who fled to Hong Kong.
On June 12, a mass demonstration was held in Hong Kong against the amendments to the bill on extradition. According to various estimates, from 300 thousand to a million people took to the streets. Due to the fact that the protesters blocked the streets near government buildings, the police used pepper gas, batons and rubber bullets.
On June 13, the two largest porn sites in Hong Kong stopped working and hung a notice calling for them to take to the streets. On the main page of the sites they reported that if users are dissatisfied with the blocking of porn, then they can “find the answers” outside the building of the Legislative Assembly, where the protests took place.