Hong Kong withdraws its extradition bill after 20 days of civil unrest

Protesters march in Hong Kong, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Hong Kong protesters again flooded streets on Sunday, ignoring a police ban on the rally and demanding the government meet their demands for accountability and political rights.Photo/Felipe Dana)
Hong Kong, Hong Kong on Wednesday officially withdrew the controversial extradition bill, which sparked over 20 weeks of protest and civil unrest pitching the island nation in a political turmoil.

The move came a week late due to protests at the Legislative Council during the Chief Executive's policy address, reported Hong Kong Free Press.

The second reading for the bill resumed on Wednesday. Secretary for Security John Lee then requested the legislature to withdraw the bill.
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