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Hong Kong: Activists threaten protests will continue if HK Chief Exec Lam doesn’t quit

2 18.06.2019 Инфо

M/S Anti-China extradition bill activists in Hong Kong
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SOT, Bonnie Leung, Civil Human Rights Front Vice-Convenor: "The Civil Human Rights Front is still very disappointed and, I am sure, as many, many Hongkongers, we are all very angry that Carrie Lam still refuses the step down, still refuses to withdraw the extradition bill and refuses to take the police or herself to be accountable for what happened on the 12th of June, where the police force used excessive force and condemned us as rioters and also accused and are trying to prosecute the protesters."
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SOT, Bonnie Leung, Civil Human Rights Front Vice-Convenor: "We repeatedly request [for] Carrie Lam to step down, because Carrie Lam can no longer effectively govern Hong Kong. And Carrie Lam, although she demanded Hong Kong people a second chance, to trust her again and let her to spare no effort to rule Hong Kong again, but what I want to say is that there are some mistakes too big that you do not deserve to have a second chance."
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SOT, Joshua Wong, Secretary-General of pro-democracy party Demosisto: "After millions of Hong Kong people continued to join the rally protest, nearly 100 of them have been sent to a hospital, some of them have been arrested, and we are not sure when will they face certain prosecution. However, two days after the rally, what we realise is Carrie Lam just chose to say sorry and that's all and totally ignore the requests of Hong Kong citizens. After 1 million people joined the rally, it resulted in the announcement of suspension. After 2 millions of Hong Kong citizens joined the rally, it just resulted in certain apologies, that is not sincere at all. What we realise is, no matter how President Xi Jinping or Carrie Lam try to ignore the request from people or silence the voice from Hong Kong citizens, more and more rally or actions or protests will happen soon, especially before the G20 summit and also before the 22 anniversary of the Hong Kong handover."
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SCRIPT
Activists involved in the protests against the extradition bill in Hong Kong called for the territory's Chief Executive Carrie Lam to step down and for the suspended bill to be fully withdrawn, during a press conference on Tuesday, threatening more protests if their demands are not met.
"We repeatedly request [for] Carrie Lam to step down, because Carrie Lam can no longer effectively govern Hong Kong," said Bonnie Leung, Vice-Convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front. She added that although Lam asked for a second chance, "there are some mistakes too big that you do not deserve to have a second chance."
Secretary-General of pro-democracy party Demosisto Joshua Wong said, "What we realize is, no matter how President Xi Jinping or Carrie Lam try to ignore the request from people or silence the voice from Hong Kong citizens, more and more rally or actions or protests will happen soon, especially before the G20 summit and also before the 22 anniversary of the Hong Kong handover."
Hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers took to the streets in recent weeks to protest a proposed extradition bill which, protesters fear, would make it easier for Beijing to prosecute political dissidents.
The bill, proposed in February, would allow Hong Kong to accept extradition requests from countries with which it has no prior agreement, such as mainland China.