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Hands Up, Don't Shoot - Hong Kong Edition

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
Carrie Lam gave a televised statement on Wednesday in which she said she would withdraw the contentious extradition bill.

Withdrawal of the bill, which would allow extradition to mainland China, has remained at the top of the list of protesters’ demands. But the list has grown to include an independent investigation into the police response, amnesty for arrested protesters and direct elections for all lawmakers and the chief executive.
 

Bernnie Federko

TRIBE Member
A former Ontario minister is siding with Beijing in the Hong Kong protests


Michael Chan, who held Ontario’s immigration and international-trade portfolios under two Liberal premiers, is echoing China’s assertion that “foreign forces” are manipulating the protests and interfering in Hong Kong affairs.


“If there is no deeply hidden organization in this, or deeply hidden push from the outside, there is no way that such large-scale turmoil would happen in Hong Kong in a few months,” Chan told Beijing-backed news site Chinanews in a piece published earlier this month.


Demonstrations continued in Hong Kong yesterday, with police firing chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who threw Molotov cocktails. Thousands had taken to the streets in defiance of a police ban.
 
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