Protesters march from Causeway Bay to government headquarters in Admiralty on Sunday to protest against the extradition bill. Photo: Edmond So

Why did Hongkongers join million-strong march to protest extradition bill? It’s about protecting freedom, and it’s in their DNA

  • March stirs memories of 2003 protest and invigorates pro-democracy camp
  • Both mass demonstrations show defiance of city’s residents
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Protesters march from Causeway Bay to government headquarters in Admiralty on Sunday to protest against the extradition bill. Photo: Edmond So
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Protesters cover their faces with posters of Chief Executive Carrie Lam during the march from Causeway Bay to the government headquarters in Admiralty. Photo: Winson Wong

Carrie Lam vows to press on with controversial extradition bill despite mass protest but tries to pacify dissenters

  • City’s chief executive speaks out day after hundreds of thousands of protesters took to streets
  • Lam thanks those who took part, saying scrutiny is important part of ‘governance of Hong Kong’
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Protesters cover their faces with posters of Chief Executive Carrie Lam during the march from Causeway Bay to the government headquarters in Admiralty. Photo: Winson Wong
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