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Hong Kong braces for second mass rally as protesters keep pressure on Carrie Lam | World news

Hong Kong is bracing for another mass rally on Sunday as public anger seethes following unprecedented clashes between protesters and police over an extradition law, despite a climbdown by the city’s embattled leader in suspending the bill.Organisers are hoping for another mammoth turnout as they vow to keep pressure on chief executive Carrie Lam, who suspended work on the hugely divisive bill on Saturday after days of mounting pressure, saying she had misjudged the public mood.Critics fear the Beijing-backed law will tangle people up in China’s notoriously opaque and politicised courts and damage the city’s reputation as a safe business hub.Hong Kong leader suspends extradition bill amid protest pressure Read more The international finance hub was rocked by the worst political violence since its 1997 handover to China on Wednesday as tens of thousands of protesters were dispersed by riot police firing tear gas and rubber bullets.Lam stopped short of committing to permanently scrapping the proposal and the concession was swiftly rejected by protest leaders, who called on her to resign, permanently shelve the bill and apologise for police tactics.Jimmy Sham, from the main protest group the Civil Human Rights Front, likened Lam’s offer to a “knife” that had been plunged into the city.“It’s almost reached our heart. Now the government said they won’t push it, but they also refuse to pull it out,” he told reporters.Hong Kong's Carrie Lam defiant in face of extradition climbdown Read more On Sunday afternoon, protesters are set to march from a park on the main island to the...

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