The extradition bill that started months of protests in Hong Kong will be fully withdrawn, the territory’s chief executive announced on Wednesday.
Hong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam said in a televised announcement that the bill will be withdrawn “in order to fully allay public concerns” when the Legislative Council resumes. The withdrawal did not completely satisfy protesters. They demanded the bill’s complete withdrawal to prevent the government from passing the law later.
The announcement comes after violent demonstrations in the shopping district of Mong Kok for the second day in a row, with police firing tear gas and bean bags while protesters threw bricks, bottles and eggs. No police were injured but one protester was taken to hospital with severe injuries, senior police officials said.