Hong Kong government said on Saturday that the city’s government would suspend a proposed law on extradition to mainland China.
The decision sparked widespread anger and violent protests, with leader Carrie Lam planning to address reporters later in the day.
Support for the swift passage of the extradition bill began to crumble on Friday with several pro-Beijing politicians and a senior advisor to Lam saying discussion of the bill should be postponed for the time being.
Aljazeera gathered that the extradition bill, which will cover Hong Kong residents and foreign and Chinese nationals living or travelling in the city, has many concerned as it may threaten the rule of law that underpins Hong Kong’s international financial status.
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