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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Police in riot gear restrain a protester outside the Legislative Council building in June. Photo: Felix Wong

‘Five key demands, not one less’: Hong Kong protesters make clear that Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s bill withdrawal is not enough

  • Protest camp unsatisfied by government move to scrap extradition bill – a move that came after 1,183 arrests
  • Many take to social media, reminding comrades not to end citywide protest movement until all demands are met
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition law

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Police in riot gear restrain a protester outside the Legislative Council building in June. Photo: Felix Wong
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