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From Hong Kong there is no extradition: a million-strong demonstration for human rights

Adagamov.info 10.06.2019 at 08:16

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More than a million people took to the streets of Hong Kong in protest against amendments to the bill that will allow authorities to extradite to the jurisdiction with which it has no extradition Treaty, including Taiwan, Macau and mainland China. This amendment will apply to any activist fighting for the rights of man or the member of NGOs, whose activities are not like the Central authorities in Beijing.

According to the principle of "One country, two systems" Hong Kong is granted a broad autonomy and guaranteed the preservation of their own social, legal and political systems for 50 years. However, the ruling China Communist party is believed to have repeatedly violated this agreement by imposing changes to the legislation.

the Protesters believe that the proposed changes restrict the legal independence of Hong Kong from mainland China. During the demonstration they chanted slogans demanding to protect human rights and civil liberties.

it is Noted that the current protests — the largest in the history of Hong Kong over the past 10 years. Night demonstrators from the number of young people clashed with police who used batons against them and tear gas. Was arrested seven people.

the Vote on that bill should be held on the 12th of June.

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16. The demonstration was attended by the world's most famous modern Chinese artist AI Weiwei.

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