Over forty-thousand protesters clash with police in Hong Kong in an effort to stop the reading of the controversial Fugitive Offenders amendment bill. The proposed bill would allow for any fugitives in the city to be extradited to Taiwan, Macau, and mainland China. Worldwide condemnation followed the in-city protests as fears of erosion of the legal system of Hong Kong were prominent. Several days later, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced the decision to suspend the potential extradition law after further, large protests throughout the city.
June 12, 2019