The Chief Executive did not apologise for the complete chaos she has created. So many people in Hong Kong and abroad have had to expend such great efforts and time to fight her initial foolishness and then repeated stubbornness. Progressive Lawyers Group’s Alex Ho says in this article that a sincere apology would have been the least she could have offered.
LA CHEFFE DE L’EXÉCUTIF HONGKONGAIS A SUSPENDU SON PROJET DE LOI VISANT À AUTORISER LES EXTRADITIONS VERS LA CHINE, SANS PARVENIR À FAIRE ANNULER UNE NOUVELLE MANIFESTATION PRÉVUE DIMANCHE.
Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong's embattled leader on Saturday suspended a hugely divisive bill that would allow extraditions to China, in a major climbdown following unprecedented unrest, but protesters vowed to press ahead with a mass Sunday rally.
The odds were long but the million people who turned out last Sunday—and the tens of thousands who circled government offices—did it. Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam today (June 15) changed course, saying she had decided to indefinitely suspend a controversial bill that would have made it possible to extradite people from the city to China’s mainland to face trial.
“It is the fundamental reason people are protesting in the first place,” said Antony Dapiran, who wrote a book on protest culture in Hong Kong. “They don’t trust Beijing, they don’t trust their authorities and the legal system, and they don’t like the blurring of lines between Beijing and Hong Kong.”
相鼠有皮，人而無儀。人而無儀，不死何為？ 相鼠有齒，人而無止。人而無止，不死何俟？ 相鼠有體，人而無禮。人而無禮，胡不遄死？
To the international community in Hong Kong and around the world, we need you urgently! A proposed extradition arrangement with mainland China is threatening Hong Kong people’s personal safety and free expression. It is the latest battle in the fight against the quickening erosion of the city’s civil liberties. The situation is dire and this video tells how you can make a difference by writing your governments, embassies and consulates using the templates below.