"Spectacular victory" of popular demonstrations in Hong Kong
Chief Minister of the Autonomous Government of the city-region of Hong Kong suspended the bill that opened the door to the possibility of extraditing suspects to China.
After more than two weeks of growing citizen mobilizations the Chief Minister of the Autonomous Government of the city-region of Hong Kong, Carrie Lam, announced this Saturday the "indefinite suspension" of the bill that opened the door to the possibility of extraditing suspects to China.
The decision has been described by the press as a "spectacular victory" of the demonstrators, and was preceded by the march of more than one million people last Sunday and police repression of a demonstration of thousands of young people on Wednesday.
The images of the repression were widely broadcast by various television stations, while today another march is scheduled in the city, and is expected to be massive.
Hong Kong is part of China, under the criterion of "one country, two systems", which allowed the transfer of sovereignty to China of the former British colonial enclave, which is an important and overpopulated economic-financial center.
However its laws Current laws are different and the demonstrators argued that the extradition law would allow the delivery to China of people under political accusations related to freedom of assembly, expression and crimes related to "national security".