Pressure continues on HK leader Carrie Lam to resign

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Joshua Wong, Hong Kong’s most prominent student activist, upon his release from prison has called for the resignation of leader Carrie Lam, after walking free from prison.

Wong, 22, became the face of the 2014 pro-democracy protests which called for the city to pick its own leaders. Wong’s appeal is expected to further rally crowds and increase pressure on Lam

In these last days the streets of Hong Kong were flooded with people protesting against a controversial bill which allows extradition to mainland China.

Demosisto Secretary General and pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong talks to the protesters in Hong Kong
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong talks to the media after being released from prison, outside the Legislative Council building, in Hong Kong, China. Photo: EPA-EFE/ROMAN PILIPEY

Organisers say more than two million people rallied against it on Sunday, despite the bill being suspended by Lam on Saturday. The police put the figure at 338,000.

 

Via The Strait Times

 

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