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Two million voices raised in protest

HONG KONG (SE): On June 16, Victoria Park was the starting point for a second Sunday of protests against the government’s ill-conceived extradition amendment bill. The organisers, the Civil Human Rights Front, estimated that a record two million people, from all sectors of society, joined the march from the park to the Central Government Offices in Admiralty. 
 

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Hong Kong exile warns of extradition ‘death sentence’

Benedict Rogers
 
“If the extradition (amendment) bill is passed, it is a death sentence for Hong Kong,” said Lam Wing-kee in a crowded coffee shop in Taipei. “Beijing will use this law to control Hong Kong completely. Freedom of speech will be lost. In the past, the regime kidnapped its critics, like me, illegally. With this law, they will abduct their critics legally.”
 








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The voice of the people must be heard

HONG KONG (SE): People will not come into the streets and protest in the face of hard times or economic deprivation, but when their personal freedom is threatened they will flood the thoroughfares of cities, blockade government buildings, disrupt traffic and interfere with normal commercial life in order to make their voices heard.
 








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Prayers for justice before million-strong rally against extradition bill

HONG KONG (SE): Church groups showed unity in opposing the Hong Kong government’s proposed extradition bill as around 1,000 people came together for a prayer service before joining the million-strong protest march, organised by the Civil Human Rights Front, on June 9, Pentecost Sunday.
 

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