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Hong Kong: Will Carrie Lam announce the withdrawal of the text on extraditions?

2019-09-04T09:50:19.082Z

Since June, the black-dressed crowd has been making headlines around the world. And this Wednesday, September 4, the head of the executive in Hong Kong should announce, according to the Hong Kong media, the withdrawal of the draft law that ignited the powder ....



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After 13 weeks of demonstrations, sometimes violent, the head of the Hong Kong executive, Carrie Lam, announced the withdrawal of the controversial text .. REUTERS / Ann Wang

Since June, the black-dressed crowd has been making headlines around the world. And this Wednesday, September 4, the head of the executive in Hong Kong should announce, according to the Hong Kong media, the withdrawal of the draft law that ignited the powder. An extradition bill that has sent millions of Hong Kongers into the streets.

With our special correspondent in Hong Kong , Stéphane Lagarde

Carrie Lam has an appointment, according to the media in Hong Kong, with officials of his camp, Wednesday, September 4 in the afternoon, to finalize this announcement. She has already seen, Tuesday night, 43 deputies pro-establishment parties.

A highly anticipated announcement

The announcement is eagerly awaited, as it has been a long time coming, especially for many Hong Kong people who have crossed paths in recent days. It should have been done at the beginning of the dispute, they say. This would have alleviated the anxieties of a large part of the Hong Kong people vis-à-vis mainland China. What is considered here by the opponents as an increasingly strong grip of Beijing on institutions.

One million Hong Kong people marched on the street on June 9 to say no to this bill. Carrie Lam then decided to suspend and not to withdraw the law, provoking the anger of the opponents. The following Sunday, it is a human tide that has resumed the path of bitumen where two million people, 30% of Hong Kong people, found themselves in the street.

" The law is dead " ...

But again, Carrie Lam does not give up. In July, she swears " the law is dead, " but without technically removing it. This will harden the movement, and thus provoke the violence that enamelled the rallies, last week in particular.

From now on, Hong Kong is waiting for this announcement to be confirmed. The stock market, it has already reacted and flew in the perspective of this announcement. The index jumped more than 3% after the publication of articles in the local press.

Source: rfi

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