mandag 17. juni 2019

Hong Kong protest: Joshua Wong calls for HK leader Carrie Lam to resign

Hong Kong's most prominent student activist Joshua Wong has called for the resignation of leader Carrie Lam, after walking free from prison. Wong, 22, became the face of the 2014 pro-democracy protests which called for the city to pick its own leaders.

People in Hong Kong are again out on the streets, this time against a controversial bill which allows extradition to mainland China. Observers say Wong will further rally crowds and increase pressure on Ms Lam. Organisers say more than two million people rallied against it on Sunday, despite the bill being suspended by Ms Lam on Saturday. The police put the figure at 338,000.