Hong Kong has been bracing for a third weekend of widespread protests against an extradition bill that has plunged the city into crisis.
The protest comes after the Hong Kong government refused to meet demonstrators' demands, including the complete withdrawal of the extradition legislation and resignation of Chief Executive Carrie Lam.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam sorry for crisis sparked by planned and then postponed extradition bill that led to massive protests and demands for her resignation.
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Protesters in Hong Kong left the streets, averting possible clashes after haggling for hours with police by moving to areas near the city's government headquarters.
Organisers say "almost two million" people turned out for mammoth protest in a vehement show of opposition to proposed legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from China.
Lam told media Saturday she took the move in response to widespread public unhappiness over the measure, which would enable authorities to send some suspects to stand trial in mainland courts.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam is under pressure within and outside her government to delay unpopular extradition legislation.
Hundreds of thousands of residents have poured out on to the streets to oppose a controversial extradition law with China.
Chinese state media characterises the demonstrations in Hong Kong as a "riot" and accusing protesters of "violent acts." State-run daily says that protesters are using the extradition bill "to tarnish the image of the government."
The Hong Kong government was forced to delay the start of a legislative session on the contentious extradition bill as protesters massed outside the chamber and government headquarters.
Hundreds of thousands protest new laws that allow the extradition of convicts to other Chinese territories.
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