Carrie Lam announces the withdrawal of the bill in a dramatic U-turn, as Hongkongers watch the pre-recorded announcement on local television stations. Photo: Robert Ng

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s bombshell withdrawal of extradition bill draws more scepticism than hope for end to weeks of protest turmoil

  • Protesters and politicians say it is too little, too late but business chambers welcome decision
  • Chief executive pledges to endorse probe by police watchdog and visit ground with officials to reach out to communities
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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Carrie Lam announces the withdrawal of the bill in a dramatic U-turn, as Hongkongers watch the pre-recorded announcement on local television stations. Photo: Robert Ng
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