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Anti-Extradition bill: Hong Kong protesters end 15-hour seize of police headquarters

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Hong Kong, June 22: Tens of hundreds of protesters dispersed after blocking police headquarters in the Asian leading financial centre on Saturday morning after demonstrating for straight 15 hours demanding the complete withdrawal of the proposed controversial extradition bill that allows Hong Kong to send suspects to mainland China for prosecution.

According to Reuters news reports, the 15 hour-long demonstrations in Wan Chai at the Arsenal Street police base over at around 2:40 am after protesters blocked all entries to the headquarters.

Friday’s protest largely turned into anger demonstration on the police forces, who have been accused by protesters of using undue forces in clashes with the marchers over a week ago.

Hong Kong federal of students has given a deadline to chief executive Lam Chen Yuet-ngor and her administration by Friday to respond to protesters demand of full withdrawal of the bill, passed without any signature from her.

Tens of hundreds of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Friday morning calling for leader Carrie Lam to step down from the administration and calling to withdraw a controversial extradition bill.

Demonstrations kicked off at around 7 am (23G on Thursday) around the Legislative Council Complex. People were asked to renew their demonstrations after a protest Thursday deadline for Lam-led government to respond to protest demand to withdraw the extradition immediately.

17-year-old high school student Chan Pak-lam told Reuters: “We want the law to be withdrawn, not suspended. I will stay here until tonight, at 10 pm maybe. If the government doesn’t respond, we will come again.”

Lam has suspended the bill but some student protest group called on her to withdraw the bill, setting a deadline by Thursday.

They also demanded the government to drop the charges leveled against the detained marchers during the last week’s demonstration, and charge the security forces what they called as violent actions, and also stop calling them riot.

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