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Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds a press conference on Tuesday, June 18 in Hong Kong amid political and civil turmoil as massive protests against extradition bill enters a second week.

On the last weeks, demonstrators and opposition politicians blocked streets and gathered near the government’s offices, urging Lam not to go forward with the bill and to resign. China, however, continues to state its support for the Hong Kong leader.

In February, the Hong Kong government proposed amending its extradition laws so that the city can accept extradition requests from countries with which it has no prior agreement, such as mainland China. Hong Kong companies said they would suspend work or even allow flexible office hours to accommodate workers planning to demonstrate near the city’s Legislative Council.

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