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London demonstrators vent anger over Hong Kong extradition proposals [Images]

"I didn't sell HK, I sold myself to China," poster mocking Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam. London, Parliament Square, June 16, 2019
"I didn't sell HK, I sold myself to China," poster mocking Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam. London, Parliament Square, June 16, 2019 RFI/Jan van der Made

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam apologised Tuesday for the political unrest that has shaken Hong Kong, but the pro-Beijing chief executive refused to bow to demands for her resignation.

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The semi-autonomous territory has been plunged into its biggest crisis in decades, with millions of people taking to the streets to demand the withdrawal of proposed legislation that would have allowed extraditions to mainland China.

Lam suspended the bill on Saturday after two massive rallies that saw isolated bouts of violence between the police and some protesters. In London, about 1000 people demonstrated in support of the Hong Kong protesters.For full screen diaporama click here

 

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