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Black-clad protesters demand full withdrawal of Hong Kong extradition bill

Updated : 2019-06-21 09:13:26

Thousands of people dressed in black rallied in Hong Kong on Friday after the expiry of a deadline protesters set for the government to scrap a controversial extradition bill -- the latest wave of protests to rock the Chinese-ruled city.

Thousands of people dressed in black rallied in Hong Kong on Friday after the expiry of a deadline protesters set for the government to scrap a controversial extradition bill -- the latest wave of protests to rock the Chinese-ruled city. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Thousands of people dressed in black rallied in Hong Kong on Friday after the expiry of a deadline protesters set for the government to scrap a controversial extradition bill -- the latest wave of protests to rock the Chinese-ruled city. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
A demonstrator walks near a banner hanging outside the Legislative Council building during a demonstration demanding Hong Kong's leaders to step down and withdraw the extradition bill, in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
A demonstrator walks near a banner hanging outside the Legislative Council building during a demonstration demanding Hong Kong's leaders to step down and withdraw the extradition bill, in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Demonstrators, mostly students, gathered peacefully outside the legislature in the sweltering heat of about 30 degrees Celsius (86°Fahrenheit) to vent their anger and frustration at Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam who promoted and then postponed the bill after mass protests last week. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Demonstrators, mostly students, gathered peacefully outside the legislature in the sweltering heat of about 30 degrees Celsius (86°Fahrenheit) to vent their anger and frustration at Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam who promoted and then postponed the bill after mass protests last week. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Lam's suspension of the bill, that would allow people to be extradited to the mainland to face trial in courts controlled by the Communist Party, has done little to pacify opponents, who are demanding it be axed. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Lam's suspension of the bill, that would allow people to be extradited to the mainland to face trial in courts controlled by the Communist Party, has done little to pacify opponents, who are demanding it be axed. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
The protesters on Friday demanded the government drop all charges against those arrested during last week's violent protests, charge police with what they describe as violent action and stop referring to the protests as a riot. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
The protesters on Friday demanded the government drop all charges against those arrested during last week's violent protests, charge police with what they describe as violent action and stop referring to the protests as a riot. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
A masked protester walks at the site of the protests against the extradition bill, along a road near the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
A masked protester walks at the site of the protests against the extradition bill, along a road near the Legislative Council building. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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