Hong Kong extradition bill debate delayed after massive protests

Hong Kong extradition bill debate delayed after massive protests

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well we begin in Hong Kong where there have been fights between the police and protesters as tensions rise all very contentious plan to change the extradition law well this was the scene not long ago outside the legislature building we've heard that tear gas has been fired earlier debates on the bill was delete now this law change would allow criminal suspects in Hong Kong to be sent for trial in mainland China opponents though believe China is trying to take more control of the semi-autonomous territory and chip away at civil liberties well Sarah Clark is in Hong Kong and joins us now live from Hong Kong at sera the second reading of the bill has been delayed for now but we're seeing some quite angry scenes from the territory is this what's been the reaction where you are well if the protesters gave until 3 p.m. local time which was about an hour ago that was their deadline for the government to withdraw that bill loves you that didn't happen in the last 15 or so minutes we've got a number of police the riot police have moved in they're trying to clear the streets from one of the very busy areas on the other side on the right-hand side of where I am called Harcourt Road they're clearing protesters from that side in front of me and you might be able to see behind me and we've got you know a couple of hundred police here and in front of me who've just moved in and I think what their aim is now to try and clear these streets so Matthew Chung who's the the chief secretary of the government he said before one of his requests or demands for the protesters was to clear the streets there's a lot of traffic congestion and the streets have been blocked from about 6:00 a.m. this morning when metal barricades were put in around the Legislative Council building or the government headquarters are to stop access and the protesters have been successful in blocking access to the government headquarters some of the politicians haven't been able to make it into the government headquarters and of course that bill has now been suspended or certainly the reading of that bill has been suspended for now but both sides are putting deadlines on each other and at this stage it looks like the police I've come to their deadline and that they are keen to clean and clear the roads you might also be able to see behind me all the umbrellas up all the protesters have put up umbrellas reminiscent of what we saw in the Occupy protests apparently there's been tear gas fight on one side that's reports only I can't confirm that but certainly with the situation here is ramping up as we speak it's very interesting that you mentioned the the umbrella protest we all know how that ends EADS we saw a significant amount of progress that protest rather that lasted for several months but ultimately the government refusing to give in is that certainly is that what we're likely to see this time rounds because the the bill reading has been delayed but certainly not thrown out altogether well okay I can hear some shots behind I don't know what type of shots they are what's happening behind but certainly the government is it certainly said that it's going to move through it's going to push ahead with this no matter what and it will I've mentioned earlier that the government has the numbers at the majority in parliament and that means this bill will be passed it's just a matter of time Hong Kong's chief executive Carrie Lam had said that she wants it passed by July or certainly by the end of this month so the government will push ahead no matter what and so for these protesters the only opposition they can really show is being on the streets because they know they're not going to win long term with regards to getting this bill at withdrawn okay Sarah Clark you mentioned there that you were hearing some kind of shots we're getting live pictures coming in from across different parts of the city we are seeing teargas certainly it does seem to be deteriorating quite rapidly you're in the middle of an area of protests there what sort of reaction are you seeing immediately around you well we've got everyone all the protesters certainly behind me which on the front line they are kitted up they've got the gas masks on they've got their umbrellas they've got shields but of course you've got the right place they've got battens they've got weapons and they've got their their shields as well and they have indicated all along that they are keen to keep they'll clear these roads so I get the indication that we're coming up to the end of the day at the end of the business day here in Hong Kong and I'm assuming their instruction is to make sure those roads are clear the congestion is removed from these roads because as I said before we're in the central part of Hong Kong Island this is the central business district a lot of businesses are closed around here today simply because people could not get in so I think these these police are there's been a standoff from the early hours of this morning between the protesters and police but this is certainly the most heated and we've seen it all day give us a sense sir if you would have the appetite for continuing these protests certainly the umbrella protests a few years ago they managed to continue for several months at least and certainly is there is there a sense from the protesters that you've spoken to that they're willing to push it this time for a similar period of time yes most of the protesters we've spoken to it they said that we'll be here until the vote until this extradition bill is withdrawn and clearly that's not going to happen so their indication was that they will stay on the streets for as long as they have to and of course it as occupy Hong Kong protests they're on the streets for 78 days there was a tear gas fire to the early days but the rest of the time the protesters sat on the streets it was quite a bit a very peaceful rally this indication is I think the government might be taking a different tactic this time they don't want the roads blocked for that period of time by the looks of what's happening behind me I think they want the roads cleared and I won't like to go back to normal so that could mean there could be some clashes or more clashes between police and protesters and authorities over the next few hours at least at Syria just before we leave you for any viewers just joining us so we are bringing you pictures from Hong Kong where scuffles have a broken aids and they D seem to be rather dramatic pictures that we are seeing certainly teargas being fired a lot of movement on the streets Sara this is these are dramatic pictures that we are showing certainly there is also another battle being fought and that is for public opinion and these kinds of pictures were getting out of Hong Kong do not show the authorities and a good light well no we're certainly sort of the–of the protests on Sunday we saw 1 million people on the streets and that was the public opinion expressed loud and clear the public they want that the extradition bill withdrawn and of course as I mentioned it's not going to happen so this is why we've got the people on the streets this is why it's happening now simply because the bill is having a second ready or was meant to have a second reading today and the government has now set it down for a vote next week now that could be delayed but certainly with regard to the authorities these police are under instruction to do what they've been told and obviously their instruction is to clear the streets and move things on ok Sara Clarke for now thank you very much Sara quat joining us live from Hong Kong

37 thoughts on “Hong Kong extradition bill debate delayed after massive protests

  • HAI QING

    Julian Assange the Wikileaks journalist who exposed evidences of usa war crimes + murders is going to be extradited from uk to the usa, so why are the Hongkong protestors not protesting…..?? and why are the protestors not protesting against the extradition treaty between Hongkong and usa , given that honest and good Journalists like Julian Assange can be extradited to the usa ……..?? These young hongkong protestors are so naive and brain washed and fighting for the wrong thing .

  • HAI QING

    Julian Assange the Wikileaks journalist who exposed evidences of usa war crimes + murders is going to be extradited from uk to the usa, so why are the Hongkong protestors not protesting…..?? and why are the protestors not protesting against the extradition treaty between Hongkong and usa , given that honest and good Journalists like Julian Assange can be extradited to the usa ……..?? These young hongkong protestors are so naive and brain washed and fighting for the wrong thing .

  • HAI QING

    Julian Assange the Wikileaks journalist who exposed evidences of usa war crimes + murders is going to be extradited from uk to the usa, so why are the Hongkong protestors not protesting…..?? and why are the protestors not protesting against the extradition treaty between Hongkong and usa , given that honest and good Journalists like Julian Assange can be extradited to the usa ……..?? These young hongkong protestors are so naive and brain washed and fighting for the wrong thing .

  • Raymond Lee

    Honkers… take a month off!

  • HAI QING

    These young Hongkong protestors are so naive. The enemy (usa government )
    is at the gate ,waiting to destroy Hongkong , just like how Ukraine +
    syria + Libya were destabilized the same way initially , and then
    destroyed by the usa government , and these young Hongkong people are
    instead fighting against the motherland China.

  • HAI QING

    These young Hongkong protestors are so naive. The enemy (usa government )
    is at the gate ,waiting to destroy Hongkong , just like how Ukraine +
    syria + Libya were destabilized the same way initially , and then
    destroyed by the usa government , and these young Hongkong people are
    instead fighting against the motherland China.

  • HAI QING

    These young Hongkong protestors are so naive. The enemy (usa government )
    is at the gate ,waiting to destroy Hongkong , just like how Ukraine +
    syria + Libya were destabilized the same way initially , and then
    destroyed by the usa government , and these young Hongkong people are
    instead fighting against the motherland China.

  • Amante Amante

    Send in the tanks.

  • ᚢᛁᚫᛁᚾᚷ

    IF the extradition bill passes, than that's the end of Hong Kong 😥😥 Never give up ❗❕❗❕

  • Moon Sun

    They won’t pay them

  • Scott Carey

    China needs to send in the Army this is getting out of control!!

  • 3517 alt

    HongKong must Independence from China Communist Dictatorship Country

  • マーシーmercy

    3:14
    の「しゃちほこ」Tシャツが気になる

  • Hai Phuong Huynh

    With Socialism and Communism it's all about control,full of violence. Both ideologies will not and cannot tolerate freedom and liberty.
    Who Could Bargain With the Devil " Socialism and Communism " ???
    Those who concede to it are suicidal !!!

  • Gaelle MAZ

    Hong Kong …freedom… is on its way out.

  • Oda Yukimura

    Start making fire bomb and throw them at the Hong Kong Police.

  • Oda Yukimura

    Make sure you pick out the Police who fired rubber bullet and tear gas. Then, all of you grab him and cut him to pieces.

  • YATOGAMI

    I hope the Hong Kong people will be successful in this fight. They are fighting giant here. Beijing is trying to silence democracy movements in Hong Kong. They fear this might be a treat to communist party.

  • Stanley Marzec

    A lot criminals there for sure so they fight. HK is criminal's heaven all hiding there. So you know.

  • De Long

    The bill will be passed; Beijing's orders will be followed, guaranteed. Beijing isn't asking the Hong Kong leaders, they are telling them. That's how Communist China works in a nutshell.

  • Social Network

    Wow, look at all the people China is going to have to kill and cover up when it turns 2047. I'm gonna invest in Chinese crematory business. Should make some good money. Also gonna invest in Chinese tech companies that specialize in erasing social media accounts, pictures, text, and any other trace of Hong Kong people. The stocks should rise atleast 2 fold by 2048.

  • Robert Tevault

    Commie butcher scum understand only one thing: A bullet to the face.

  • leau leau

    I'm grateful to be Malaysia omg🤯

  • Didi Faster

    bunch of street rats paid by the triad, corporate and shadow banking oligarchs

  • 김김김

    I am Korean and I am very sad. Because it is very similar to the 1960~1987 demonstrations in Korea. In 1960~1987, South Koreans protested against the South Korean government. The reason was because of the ridiculous legislation. And the government has always said there are North Korean spies behind people and killed many. Too many people were killed and injured. But now, the Chinese government says the america is behind the people of Hong Kong. it's very similar with in 1987 in south korea. and There, Hong Kong people protest because of the Chinese law. As a Korean, as a participant in the pro-democracy movement, of course a huge control group called Chinese goverment, which is no match for Korean situation in 1960~1987, is oppressing them, but I wish people of hong kong to get victory for democracy. And I hope that Chinese citizens will realize the importance of democratization and be supportive.

  • 刘宇龙

    嗯,鴿子找英總督,高知識假失丟槍哪位宦臣,是娘们教学还是沒懶叫,对了,英美警驅邪囚獄看要不要此宦將助驱伏邪囚门,,,S0。
    可別学鴿子科普或伏邪術,看勇士们須不須要囉??,沒資格询師门,,,S0。

  • Prince Jimin

    Stand for your right..hongkong….because China is like a wolf in the dark..attack with out mercy that China’s motto

  • 刘宇龙

    哪些看宦官收不收,,,。
    可別進科普,驱邪,好学,文武智警二人組门,会被幼众笑話,,,。
    看日本台王要不要,可帶出门巡咩,,,。
    对了,假掉槍事,一並列入邪英美高知識列管宦门內,,,。
    鴿子看不上,更別說幼众了,,,SO。

  • BÙI NGUYỄN HẠNH

    Stay strong, Hong Kong!

  • 刘宇龙

    哈,,,。
    以前瑞典古伯机具,根本不用一大堆人或聽信人或大国啥嘛人,再老无力也傳l日人才懂,,,???。
    嗯,年齡上大約和,針对孫文小龙以及南宮的多国宦官軍唄??,不知吔??,是和宦官軍有过節否??,宦官大多運用他人借力,像娘们哪种心態,,,??,一位熱烈心,也比不過一組宦官,,,S0,国外古伯可不像鴿子最怕宦官組一切模式,,,S0??。
    但,,,还是不能美国使用鴿子一切論或互研,会被世界幼善巡众笑話的,,,S0。

  • walk in beauty

    Japan wanted the US military base removed.. Now look what's happening. 😢 we're cheering you on Japan , much respect from the rez!! ✊💗

  • Angel Monkey

    Muhatma Ghandi used peaceful protest tactics. Just wear helmets.

  • Melvin Johnson

    In the end China will get its way.

  • noorizerx

    Look at all those iPhones.

  • IMAGINE MY FREEDOMS third templers

    Just like how China was given permission for the chinese to build a military base in British Columbia Canada where transgender treasonous pedo trudeau gave the chinese permissions to round-up and harvest Canadian native families to continue the israeli zionist jews live organ facilities they created throughout china because the low numbers of palistinians near and within israel that remain to feed themselves and there jew human trafficking facilities.

  • Richard Nunziata

    but Chinese news said there where only a few protesters…I guess they got it wrong…not that any one in china knows that

  • arjaygee

    Stay strong and stay safe, Hong Kong!

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