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HKFP Lens: Over 1,000 anti-extradition protesters march to Hong Kong’s foreign consulates to petition G20

Over a thousand Hong Kong anti-extradition protesters marched to several foreign consulates to hand out petition letters on Wednesday calling for G20 countries to speak up about the city at the leaders’ summit later this week.
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Photo: Isaac Yee/HKFP.

The protesters urged a complete withdrawal of the government’s extradition bill, as well as an independent investigation into the level of force used by the police during the June 12 protests.
Isaac Yee june 26 china extradition consulates

Photo: Isaac Yee/HKFP.

The crowd set out from Chater Garden to the nearby US consulate. Around 1,500 joint joined, according to activist Ventus Lau who helped lead marchers.
Isaac Yee june 26 china extradition consulates

Photo: Isaac Yee/HKFP.

Hong Kong has been rocked by protests in recent months against a controversial extradition bill, which would allow the city to handle case-by-case extradition requests from jurisdictions with no prior agreements – notably China.

Critics from across sectors are concerned about the risk of residents being extradited to the mainland, which lacks human rights protections.
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Photo: Isaac Yee/HKFP.

Isaac Yee june 26 china extradition consulates

Photo: Isaac Yee/HKFP.

Isaac Yee june 26 china extradition consulates

Photo: Isaac Yee/HKFP.

Isaac Yee june 26 china extradition consulates

Photo: Isaac Yee/HKFP.

Isaac Yee june 26 china extradition consulates

Photo: Isaac Yee/HKFP.

Isaac Yee june 26 china extradition consulates

Photo: Isaac Yee/HKFP.

Isaac Yee june 26 china extradition consulates

Photo: Isaac Yee/HKFP.

Isaac Yee june 26 china extradition consulates

Photo: Isaac Yee/HKFP.

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A representative from the building which is home to the Russian Consulate General in Hong Kong greets anti-extradition law protests. Photo: Isaac Yee/HKFP.

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Representative from the Mexican Consulate General in Hong Kong greets anti-extradition law protests. Photo: Isaac Yee/HKFP.

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Representative from the Australian Consulate General in Hong Kong greets anti-extradition law protests. Photo: Isaac Yee/HKFP.


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HKFP Lens: Over 1,000 anti-extradition protesters march to Hong Kong's foreign consulates to petition G20