Thousands of demonstrators returned to the city’s administrative district Friday to demand that Chief Executive Carrie Lam permanently withdraw the controversial extradition bill that’s driven two weeks of protests. They’re also demanding the release of detained activists and an investigation into alleged police brutality. Although Lam apologized for the handling of the crisis and suspended the bill, she’s refused to resign or to drop it for good.
Who’s leading the protests? Newly released activist Joshua Wong will be the one to watch if the protests gather steam again.