Hundreds of thousands of protesters attended a rally against the controversial extradition bill on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong government working to defuse extradition bill crisis, ‘considering pause rather than withdrawal’

  • Dramatic developments as divisions emerge in Executive Council, with some calling for more time and further discussion on the bill
  • Exco convenor Bernard Chan says it will be impossible to rush amended legislation through
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Hundreds of thousands of protesters attended a rally against the controversial extradition bill on Sunday. Photo: AFP
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Tear gas is fired outside Pacific Place in Admiralty. Photo: Nora Tam

Eleven arrests, double the tear gas fired during Occupy movement and 81 injured: police chief paints disturbing picture of Hong Kong extradition bill protests

  • Commissioner of Police Stephen Lo said officers did not use excessive force and that anti-riot weapons they brought out were in line with overseas standards
  • Clean-up crews moved in on Thursday to clear roads full of trash, metal barriers and bricks
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Tear gas is fired outside Pacific Place in Admiralty. Photo: Nora Tam
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