Hong Kong protesters begin night vigil as extradition anger mounts

Hong Kong protesters begin night vigil as extradition anger mounts

Tensions rose in Hong Kong late Tuesday as hundreds of protesters began a nighttime vigil outside the city’s parliament, just hours before lawmakers debate a divisive plan to allow extraditions to China. The sudden appearance of around 2,000 predominantly young protesters after 11:00 pm (1500 GMT), some carrying tents and supplies, was met by a marked increase in police reinforcements, many of them equipped with riot gear. The financial hub was rocked over the weekend by the largest protest march since the city’s 1997 return to China, as vast crowds called on authorities to scrap the Beijing-backed plan.

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Source:: Yahoo News

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