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Violence breaks out in Hong Kong as protesters challenge bill allowing criminal suspects to be tried in mainland China

Hong Kong authorities fired rubber bullets, tear gas, and high-pressure water hoses on demonstrators who had gathered outside the city’s headquarters on Wednesday to protest a controversial extradition bill that is widely seen as Beijing’s encroachment over the semiautonomous territory. The escalation of force came…
By 1776 Coalition | Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Hong Kong pushes bill allowing extraditions to China despite biggest protest since handover

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vowed on Monday to push ahead with amendments to laws allowing suspects to be extradited to mainland China a day after the city’s biggest protest since its handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997. Riot police ringed Hong Kong’s…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, June 10, 2019

Hong Kong’s Top Court Issues Landmark Ruling for LGBT Rights

The top appeals court in Hong Kong issued a landmark ruling granting spousal benefits to a married gay couple, the latest rebuke to Chief Executive Carrie Lam’s government over the issue of equal rights for LGBT people. In a unanimous ruling, the five justices ruled…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, June 7, 2019

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