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WATCH: Hong Kong Protestors Storm Legislative Building Over Extradition Bill to Mainland China

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Tensions are boiling over in Hong Kong as protestors storm the Legislative Council building on the anniversary of the former British ruled state handover to the People’s Republic of China.

Today’s protests demonstrate that the people of Hong Kong will not sit idly by and watch their homeland be handed over to the totalitarian state of China.

Protestors swarmed the facility and began vandalizing walls, facades, meetings rooms and various parts of the building. These extreme actions are directed at the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation championed by Hong Kong City Executive Carrie Lam.

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This bill would create a pipeline for mainland China to extradite alleged criminals for crimes violating the state party’s totalitarian laws creating de facto rule for the economic and geopolitical giant.

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The residents of Hong Kong are fed up with their government’s concessions to the mainland and have been protesting with millions in the street, but on the 22nd anniversary of Britain handing the reigns of their country to communists in Beijing.

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Big League Politics‘ Jose Nino reported:

This bill, the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019, which was introduced on February 2019, would have made it easier to transfer fugitives to Mainland China and subject them to Chinese law.

Many of the demonstrators worried about the increased risk of Hong Kong citizens and foreign nationals passing through the city being shipped off to mainland China, where they would stand trial in Chinese courts.

Some analysts such as Agnes Chow argued that if this bill were to pass, Hong Kong “will be over.”

Lam actually yielded to the pressure and has suspended the extradition bill indefinitely. However, there is reason to believe that this bill will be making a comeback in the near feature. There is tremendous pressure from China to ram this bill through, which could put Hong Kong independence in jeopardy.

Despite Lam’s concession on Saturday, June 15, 2019, protestors continued to come out in force. On Sunday, 2 million people marched in protest demanding that Lam resign for introducing such a bill.

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