What's Happening in Hong Kong: Protest Explainer
Do you support the Hong Kong protests?
For nearly three months, thousands of protestors have flooded the streets of Hong Kong to voice opposition to a controversial extradition bill.
Article: The Hong Kong Protests, Explained
Last week, Chief Executive Carrie Lam pulled the extradition bill, but the protests persist.
Even before Lam blocked the legislation, the protests were being viewed as a referendum on increased Chinese influence and control. With the extradition bill off the table, the protests have now transformed into a broader fight for democracy and autonomy.
Observing the scale of these protests, their effectiveness in blocking the extradition bill, and the Chinese government’s response throughout the process serves as a timely reminder of the importance of the right to assemble in a functioning democracy.
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