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21 August 2019


Hong Kong protests: Lam criticises 'organised riots' - Video

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Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam criticised protests against a proposed bill that would allow extradition to China, calling them "organised riots".

Axar.az reports citing BBC.

She said the clashes between protesters and police were "unacceptable for any civilised societies".

Seventy-two people aged between 15 and 66 were injured in violence, including two men who were in critical condition.

Critics of the bill say the law could be used to target political opponents of the Chinese state in Hong Kong.

Ms Lam's government has backed the bill, which is also supported by China. The Hong Kong government has said there will be legally binding human rights safeguards.

Hong Kong's Legislative Council (LegCo) has delayed a second reading but the bill is expected to pass on a final vote on 20 June.

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2019.06.12 / 22:54
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