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Hong Kong: Extradition bill protesters rally into night outside Legislative Council

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The protest demanding the withdrawal of the currently suspended extradition bill, which would allow suspects to be sent to mainland China to face trial carried on into the night in Hong Kong on Monday.

Protesters held vigil outside Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, some laying origami art and messages in tribute to as-of-yet-unknown protester who fell to his death rolling out a protest banner on scaffolding near government headquarters, on Saturday.

Christian protesters sang ‘sing hallelujah to the lord’, a hymn slowly turning into the unofficial tune of the rallies.

The protest comes despite Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam announcing an indefinite suspension of the extradition bill late last week. Protesters are now demanding Lam’s resignation.

On Sunday, hundreds of thousands of protests descended on Hong Kong’s streets against the bill. According to the protest organisers, nearly two million people participated in the protest. Police said that the turnout was 338,000 at its peak.

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