Hong Kong’s peaceful protest continues

More than 210,000 Hong Kong residents joined hands to form a human chain on 23 August. They chanted slogan and sang protest songs. Do you know what were they protesting about? For the last three months now people in Hong Kong have been protesting against a suspended extradition bill. Notably, the bill opens the door to extradition to mainland China, which has sought greater control over the former British colony since it was restored to Beijing in 1997 as a special administrative region with its own independent court system. Since the protests, the proposed bill has been suspended but lack of a full withdrawal continues to drive protests. The protestors also fear that the bill could weaken Hong Kong’s legal freedom. They also fear that it might be used to threaten or coerce citizens.

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