Local media in Hong Kong said Saturday that the city government could suspend the controversial extradition bill.
Local media in Hong Kong said on Saturday that the city government could suspend the controversial extradition bill , while the head of government, Carrie Lam , announced that it will address the media at 3:00 pm (local time). local) on Saturday, although he has not specified whether or not he will talk about this matter.
Support for the bill began to crumble this Friday with several pro-Chinese politicians saying that the bill discussion should be postponed. The iCable network, the ‘Morning Post’ newspaper and the ‘Sing Tao’ have reported that the bill will be suspended this Saturday and have indicated that Lam will hold a press conference this Saturday afternoon.
It is feared that the bill, which would allow the convicted in the former British colony to send to mainland China, may threaten the rule of law that supports the international financial situation of Hong Kong. Hundreds of thousands of people have demonstrated in Hong Kong on Sunday to protest the bill and another protest is scheduled for Sunday.
The Hong Kong authorities ordered a deployment of 30,000 troops, a security operation similar to that prepared for the visit of Chinese officials. At first, the police remained vigilant, but finally intervened.
The officers used tear gas, water cannons and even rubber bullets to evict the demonstrators from the area surrounding the building that houses the Legislative Council.