Wow, is it still ongoing? EGG-XACTLY right (HA) the protest over the extradition bill/amendment still rages even though Chief Executive Carrie Lam has called for an indefinite postponed of the said extradition bill/amendment which would allow Hong Kong finally to handle extradition requests from China and Taiwan. Until now, Hong Kong had a system in place to send criminals back to their home country almost EVERYWHERE ELSE except for China and Taiwan. That mean if you committed a crime in Taiwan or China and successfully run to Hong Kong- you live almost! Now in RETROSPECT this law might be good, but ahem China has a history of labeling “polictical dissendents” (which isn’t egg-xactly a crime) as criminals and obviously Hong Kong doesn’t want to extradite those people seeking asylum. Read more indepth here.
Before, the protestors have stated that they want the bill COMPLETELY destroyed. It has just been “indefinitely postpone” which mean it can be brought up and discuss and pass again when the people aren’t looking. Protestors also stated that they want Carrie Lam to step down but that probably won’t happen any time soon. Well when Chief Executive Lamb didn’t reply to the protestor calls, they beging to egg-xact their revenge. Protestors began to take the streets again yesterday morning. It’s now the YOUTH turn to shine (I wish as many youth in the US cared about political stuff sad face) as many of them trap policemen in their own headquarters using eggs and other items to effectively block entrances to police administrative buildings in Hong Kong main governmental hub (so Hong Kong DC area).
Then they use flashlights and shined it at the police eyes (ouch!) when the police try to film what was happening. These new wave of protest demand that other protestors that were arrested earlier be released in addition the extradition bill being wiped and never talked about again. The fiasco esclated into a 15 hour “siege” where popo-men were effectively trapped in their headquarters with one of them PREGNANT and some of them injured. An ambulance was subsequently blocked from entering well after the siege was over. The siege has ended as of now with police leaving the building in droves (some have to stay behind to clean the many many eggs that were thrown) and people who needed medical attention are now getting it. I got to say, that’s a pretty based siege, very organize and from the YOUTH NO LESS. Good Job! YAY for student activism!
Here’s the whole timeline of the affair…
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