‘They’re kids, not rioters’: new generation of protesters bring Hong Kong to standstill

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Authorities urged to withdraw extradition bill as up to 2 million people take to streets despite Carrie Lam apology

A sea of protesters, most dressed in black and carrying white flowers of mourning, have swept through central Hong Kong to denounce a controversial extradition law and demand that the city’s leader, Carrie Lam, steps down.

Organisers claimed that nearly 2 million people turned out on Sunday, which would make the demonstration the largest in Hong Kong’s history. They poured in from all over the city, in numbers so large that the march route had to be extended, and then widened, halting all traffic outside government headquarters.

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