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HKFP Lens: Eye of the storm – Dan Garrett captures Hong Kong’s anti-extradition clashes

Hong Kong-based photographer Dan Garrett captured the city’s extradition law protests which ended in violence last Wednesday.
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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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The government proposed legal amendments in February to allow the city to handle case-by-case extradition requests from jurisdictions with no prior agreements, most notably China and Taiwan.
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Alvin Yeung. Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

The plan would enable the chief executive and local courts to handle extradition requests without legislative oversight, although lawyersjournalistsforeign politicians and businesses have raised concerns over the risk of residents being extradited to the mainland, which lacks human rights protections.
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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

The city has been rocked by a series of protests in recent weeks against the extradition bill.
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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

The brief occupation of roads around the legislature last week resulted in police deploying tear gas and rubber bullets against crowds advancing forwards throwing objects.
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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

Chief Executive Carrie Lam personally apologised on Tuesday to Hong Kong people saying her government shouldered the responsibility for the clashes.
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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

Critics, however, said, that her apology was insincere and have urged her to withdraw the controversial bill.
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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

The government already suspended the extradition bill on Saturday, though has refused to fully retract it.
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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Pro-democracy legislator Alvin Yeung at an anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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The People’s Liberation Army Building. Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.

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Anti-extradition protest on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Dan Garrett.



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HKFP Lens: Eye of the storm - Dan Garrett captures Hong Kong's anti-extradition clashes