BREAKING: Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam Withdraws Controversial Extradition Bill

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam


Hong Kong’s embattled pro-Beijing leader announced Wednesday she will permanently shelve a loathed extradition bill that lit the fuse for three months of pro-democracy protests which have plunged the city into crisis.

“The government will formally withdraw the bill in order to fully allay public concerns,” chief executive Carrie Lam said in a video statement released via her office.

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