Hong Kong: Thousands gather in memory of deceased Hong Kong protester

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Thousands of people in Hong Kong on Thursday laid flowers at a memorial site for a man who plunged to his death after putting up banners opposing the proposed extradition bill that has sparked widespread protests in the former British colony.

Marco Leung fell from scaffolding in June after putting up banners against now the suspended bill that would have allowed people to be sent to mainland China to stand trial.

On Tuesday, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that the “bill is dead.”

Although the bill has since been suspended, the largely youth-led protests have continued with protesters calling for it to be withdrawn entirely and for Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam to step down.

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