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Massive protest in Hong Kong against China extradition bill

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Tens of thousands took to the streets of on Sunday to protest against the recently proposed rules by the government that would allow criminal suspects in the city to be sent to mainland for trial.

In what could be the biggest march in the city in the past 15 years, demonstrators gathered in central on Sunday afternoon, waving placards and chanting, "Hong Kong, never give up!," reports

On April 3, had proposed a controversial bill, which, critics believe, will leave anyone on Hong Kong soil vulnerable to being grabbed by the Chinese authorities for reasons or inadvertent business offences.

They further reason that the newly framed plan would dissolve the rights and legal protections, which were guaranteed under the city's handover from British colonial rule to Chinese sovereignty in 1997.

Similar protests were observed on Sunday in many Australian cities as well. Hong Kong group said in a statement that more such protests are planned in other cities around the

The extent of the opposition to the bill is such that even the business groups in Hong Kong, who generally take a neutral stance on issues, have also spoken out against the bill.

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First Published: Sun, June 09 2019. 17:30 IST
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