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Hong Kong: hundreds of thousands march peacefully against extradition bill

Hundreds of thousands of people took part in a peaceful march in Hong Kong this afternoon to protest a proposed extradition bill.

Man-Kei Tam, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong, said:

“The people of Hong Kong have once again demonstrated their resolve by taking part in a peaceful demonstration against a proposed extradition bill.

“We saw how failure in political leadership inflamed tensions between protesters and the police in the past few months.

“The Hong Kong government must immediately withdraw the extradition law amendments, ensure the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and allow an independent investigation into the use of force by Hong Kong police against protesters.”

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