Is this their last chance? Worried that they’ll be subject to the same repression experienced by the rest of the People’s Republic of China, protesters in semi-autonomous Hong Kong thronged the city’s streets today. It was the largest of multiple demonstrations against a proposed extradition law they say would allow China to “abduct” its political opponents. The city has largely been safe from such political arrests. Protesters accused city police of restricting their movements.
Could this work? That’s unlikely. In 2014, the Umbrella Movement’s 79-day occupation failed to win concessions, and pro-Beijing parties have a majority in parliament, which is to debate the bill Wednesday