torsdag 20. juni 2019

Hong Kong Protesters Reject Leader's Apology, Call For Independent Probe

Protesters against a bid to change Hong Kong's extradition laws booed the city's chief executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday after she offered an apology in person for "deficiencies" in the government's work, while the city's journalists lodged official complaints about police violence against them.

Lam offered the apology in her first press conference since a series of historic mass protests against plans to allow extradition to China. While Lam said her government would shelve the amendments to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance on Saturday, two million people took to the streets on Sunday calling for her resignation, and for the bill to be completely withdrawn.