A protester holds an anti-extradition bill placard at a demonstration on April 28. Photo: AFP A protester holds an anti-extradition bill placard at a demonstration on April 28. Photo: AFP
A protester holds an anti-extradition bill placard at a demonstration on April 28. Photo: AFP

Government insiders reveal why it took Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam three months to withdraw hated extradition bill

  • Following meetings, first with city leaders, then about 20 young people, Lam was told addressing protesters’ top two demands would help broker dialogue
  • But other sources say the move has come too late, will fail to pacify the public and has even angered some of Lam’s closest political allies

Topic |   Hong Kong protests
A protester holds an anti-extradition bill placard at a demonstration on April 28. Photo: AFP A protester holds an anti-extradition bill placard at a demonstration on April 28. Photo: AFP
A protester holds an anti-extradition bill placard at a demonstration on April 28. Photo: AFP
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