1.3 million+ protest in Hong Kong over Chinese law
HONG KONG (CNN) — More than 1 million protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, organizers said, to oppose a
Civil Human Rights Front, the group that organized the protests, said more than 1.3 million people marched — a figure that accounts for more than one in six of the city’s
Hong Kong Police projected the number of protesters at closer to 240,000.
Critics say the bill will leave anyone on
The bill has caused political gridlock, outcry among the city’s usually pro-conservative business community, and even physical scuffles in the city’s legislature, as well as criticism of the Hong Kong government by the United States and European Union.
The government says the bill is designed to plug loopholes in current law, by allowing Hong Kong to decide on a case-by-case basis whether or not to send fugitives to territories where it doesn’t have formal extradition deals — such as Taiwan, Macau and mainland China. Lawmakers have said the