Bill protests and the resignation of Carrie Lam are being sought by protesters in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong government does not plan to resume work on a bill on the extradition of suspects to China, Taiwan and Macau. About this Reuters told the head of the administration of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam. She called the law “dead,” and the attempt to accept it was a failure.
People have doubts about the sincerity of the government regarding the consideration of the extradition bill in the Legislative Council. I repeat – we have no such plans. The bill is dead, and the work done by the government was a complete failure.Carrie lamhead of government of hong kong
Despite Carrie Lam’s assurances that the work on the law will cease, citizens are demanding that he be withdrawn from consideration. They also demanded the resignation of Lam and the investigation of the actions of the police against the demonstrators.
We demand a complete withdrawal of the bill from consideration. Now she just plays with words.Chan Wei, Lamb, WilliamHead of the Student Union of China University of Hong Kong
New amendments to the law were sent to allow the Hong Kong authorities to transfer prisoners and suspects to China, Macao and Taiwan. The first protests against the bill took place on June 9. According to police, about 240 thousand people took to the streets. Opponents of the amendment opposed the law because Chinese dissidents from mainland China and other refugees could be affected by this. The protesters broke through steel fences, and also threw themselves into the security forces with bottles, stones and other objects. The police, in turn, used tear gas and batons.
Repeated protests were held on June 12, when the second reading was to take place, but because of popular unrest it was moved. People blocked the streets near government buildings. Because of this, the police began to actively use pepper gas, batons and rubber bullets. According to various sources, from 300 thousand to 1 million people participated in the action. Many companies have changed their work schedule so that people can take part in demonstrations. The next day, the two largest Hong Kong porn sites stopped working. They called on people to take to the streets and take part in protests.
After the popular unrest, the head of the Hong Kong government, Carrie Lam, announced the suspension of consideration of amendments to the law on extradition. She stated that the government failed to explain the importance of the new bill.
On July 1, protesters managed to storm the building of the Legislative Council. Protesters broke windows and destroyed the fence. Because of this, government employees had to be evacuated.