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Hong Kong suspends China extradition bill debate after massive protests

Chief executive Carrie Lam denied her reversal was because of protests (Picture: Getty/EPA)

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Chief executive Carrie Lam denied her reversal was because of protests (Picture: Getty/EPA)

Chief executive Carrie Lam denied her reversal was because of protests (Picture: Getty/EPA)

Organisers behind a mass rally in Hong Kong say their protests will still go ahead tomorrow, despite the countrys chief executive suspending plans to pass a controversial new extradition law.

Chief executive Carrie Lam said the Hong Kong government will suspend its highly controversial plan to allow extraditions to mainland China, following mass protests from Hong Kong residents.

Ms Lam told a press conference that the proposed bill had caused a lot of division in society, saying she had heard calls for her government to pause and think.

I have to admit in terms of explanation and communication, there were inadequacies, she said.

We have to bear in mind the greatest interests of Hong Kong.

epa07647654 A group of Hong Kong mothers attend a rally in Hong Kong, China, 14 June 2019. The mothers started an online petition, signed by tens of thousands, to voice their disagreement with Chief Executive Carrie Lam's analogy likening herself and protesters of the extradition bill to a mother and her spoiled children during an interview this week. The petition said the mothers would definitely not use tear gas, rubber bullets and bag bean rounds on their own children. It also urges Lam, 'as the head of the city and a servant to the people', to postpone or scrap the legal amendments in light of the strong opposition. EPA/JEROME FAVRE

A group of Hong Kong mothers voiced their disagreement with Chief Executive Carrie Lams analogy likening herself and protesters of the extradition bill to a mother and her spoiled children during an interview this week (Picture: EPA)

Ms Lam had previously refused to withdraw the bill, with protesters calling for her resignation.

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She denied that the reversal – reportedly made after meeting one of Chinas most powerful leaders on Friday – was aimed at stopping further chaos, after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets to oppose the law.

The decision I made, is not about pacifying people or, as some have said, restoring my damaged reputation.

epa07647648 A group of Hong Kong mothers attend a rally in Hong Kong, China, 14 June 2019. The mothers started an online petition, signed by tens of thousands, to voice their disagreement with Chief Executive Carrie Lam's analogy likening herself and protesters of the extradition bill to a mother and her spoiled children during an interview this week. The petition said the mothers would definitely not use tear gas, rubber bullets and bag bean rounds on their own children. It also urges Lam, 'as the head of the city and a servant to the people', to postpone or scrap the legal amendments in light of the strong opposition. EPA/JEROME FAVRE

Protest organisers say more than one million people attended rallies last Sunday (Picture: EPA)

SIPA USA via PA Images June 12, 2019 - Hong Kong -The gas does its job with ruthless efficency. The crowd dispurses and re-forms in fragments around the Admiralty. Protesters at the ready, moments before another outbreak of violence. Protestors in Hong Kong take to the streets again. This time to fight a new proposed law, that would allow for Hong Kongers arrested in the city to be extradited to China. (Photo by Aaron Guy Leroux/ Sipa USA)

Police used tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters (Picture: SIPA USA)

SIPA USA via PA Images Protesters chants slogan against the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam during the demonstration. Thousands of protesters occupied the roads near the Legislative Council Complex in Hong Kong to demand to government to withdraw extradition bill. The Hong Kong government has refused to withdraw or delay putting forward the bill after tens of thousa</br><a href=https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/15/hong-kong-suspends-china-extradition-bill-debate-massive-protests-9968268/><strong>Read More – Source</strong></a></p> [contf] [contfnew]         <img src=

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