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HONG KONG: Protesters make more demands despite scrapping of controversial extradition bill

Trains, planes grounded in Hong Kong as violent protests deepen

Angry protesters in Hong Kong are threatening to continue mass demonstrations, if other demands are not met by the administration of Chief Executive, Carrie Lam.

They say Lam’s administration must meet all their demands including that for universal suffrage and an independent investigation into the police response to the protests.

Only one of five demands being made by the pro-democracy protesters who have targeted government buildings, the central business district and the airport in some 13 weeks of demonstrations have been met, according to reports.

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Lam said on Thursday she hoped her decision to withdraw a controversial extradition bill would bring an end to the political crisis in the Chinese self-governing territory.

Speaking to the media for the first time after announcing the move in a pre-recorded televised message on Wednesday night, Lam said the bill would be a formally withdrawn at the next session of the city’s Legislative Council, which is scheduled for next month.

“The bill will be withdrawn,” she said.”There will be no debate and no vote.”

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