Thousands of people clogged the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to continue ongoing protests against a controversial extradition bill that would pave the way for criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China. Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam on Saturday suspended the bill, but protesters are demanding that she repeal it and then step down. At issue are growing concerns that the bill would pave the way for Chinese dissidents to be sent to China for prosecution without a proper trial or transparency. The protesters wore black to symbolize the police crackdown against them. Late Saturday, the Hong Kong government released an apology, stating that Lam “apologized to the people of Hong Kong for this and pledged to adopt a most sincere and humble attitude to accept criticisms and make improvements in serving the public,” according to Reuters.
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