‘Fighting for our freedom’: protesters flood into Hong Kong’s streets

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Tens of thousands dressed in black march for full retraction of China extradition law

Hundreds of thousands of protesters have flooded into central Hong Kong again over the postponed extradition bill, calling for a full retraction of the legislation amid fears authorities could resume efforts to pass the proposed law if public anger dimmed.

The demonstrators, many clad in black and carrying white carnation flowers, took to the streets on Sunday after the chief executive, Carrie Lam, announced she had indefinitely halted efforts to pass a proposed extradition law. The legislation would have allowed residents and visitors to be sent for trial in China’s opaque Communist-controlled court system.

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