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 bill

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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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Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.