Protests Prevent Hong Kong's Legislature From Debating Controversial Extradition Bill

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Hong Kong's lawmakers were forced to delay debate on a controversial extradition bill after thousands of mostly student protesters blocked the entrance to the territory's Legislative Council. The South China Morning Post reports , "In a fresh display of defiance ... protesters who had camped overnight at Tamar Park in Hong Kong began stopping traffic from accessing the legislature on Wednesday morning, as the government's proposal returns to a full council meeting." The protesters — most wearing surgical masks to hide their identities — gathered in the city's Wan Chai district as they chanted "block the bill!" in the local Cantonese dialect. In scenes reminiscent of protests in 2014 that brought the Asian financial hub to a standstill, protesters...

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Protests Prevent Hong Kong's Legislature From Debating Controversial Extradition Bill

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