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As it happened: Hong Kong protesters dismiss formal withdrawal of extradition bill as ‘band-aid on rotting flesh’

  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam earlier announces formal withdrawal of the bill after three months of turmoil
  • Two masked protesters hold civilians’ press conference outside the legislative complex, reiterating calls for ‘five demands, not one less’
Members of Hong Kong's protest movement have given a statement in response to the earlier withdrawal of the extradition bill. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Topic |   Hong Kong protests
Carrie Lam told Hong Kong on Wednesday she would formally withdraw her extradition law plans, following her announcement in June the bill was suspended. Photo: Robert Ng

Hong Kong protests: what is the difference between Carrie Lam suspending and withdrawing extradition bill?

  • After months of political turmoil and violent protests, city leader confirms she will officially withdraw despised bill
  • The Post looks at why Lam’s administration refused to do so earlier and what happens next
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Carrie Lam told Hong Kong on Wednesday she would formally withdraw her extradition law plans, following her announcement in June the bill was suspended. Photo: Robert Ng
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