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Thousands protest in Hong Kong as Xi Jinping heads to Japan's G20 summit

Activists have been buoyed by nods of international support and dismal polling numbers for Lam

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Natalie Lung, Kari Lindberg, David Tweed | Bloomberg
Hong Kong protesters looked to keep their complaints about the Beijing-backed government on the global agenda with a series of demonstrations ahead of President Xi Jinping’s attendance at the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan.
 
While local media said that Chief Executive Carrie Lam remains adamant and refuses to withdraw extradition legislation that prompted historic protests, activists have been buoyed by nods of international support and dismal polling numbers for Lam. Demonstrators delivered letters to local G-20 consulates urging global intervention against the bill before gathering for a “G-20 Free Hong Kong” rally in the evening.
 
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First Published: Jun 26 2019 | 11:59 PM IST

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