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The management of Hong Kong believes that the protests caused millions in the bill on extradition “dead”. This statement was made head of Hong Kong Carrie Lam, reports the South China Morning Post.
“In a society still have doubts about the sincerity of the government and anxious to resume the government review process of these amendments in the legislative Assembly. I want to emphasize that there are no such plans, the bill is dead,” stressed Lam.
She also noted that hundreds of thousands of people peacefully protested, however a small part of society used this as an excuse for vandalism. “Such examples of disturbances are unacceptable in any civilized society that respects the rule of law”, — concluded the head of Hong Kong.
July 1, protesters in Hong Kong took control of the Parliament. Then the Hong Kong police freed them from the building. The protests began on the day of the 22nd anniversary of the transfer to China of power over Hong Kong, a former British colony.
In June, more than a million Hong Kong residents took to mass protests over government plans to sign an extradition agreement with China, Taiwan and Macau. On 15 June the government suspended consideration of the draft, and after three days the head of Hong Kong Carrie Lam has made an apology to its citizens and assured them that the issue will be limited to those involved in murders and rapes.
Hong Kong from 1842 to 1997 was a British colony. He currently is part of China as a special administrative region (similar to the status of Taiwan and Macau).
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