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Hong Kong activists vow to keep up pressure

Updated : June 14, 2019 09:19 AM IST

Hong Kong activists who clashed with police in some of the territory's biggest violence are vowing to keep protesting an extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over Chinese control and eroding freedoms.

Hong Kong activists who clashed with police in some of the territory's biggest violence are vowing to keep protesting an extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over Chinese control and eroding freedoms. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong activists who clashed with police in some of the territory's biggest violence are vowing to keep protesting an extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over Chinese control and eroding freedoms. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
More than 70 people were injured after police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse the crowds on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
More than 70 people were injured after police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse the crowds on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Hong Kong's Legislative Council, where pro-Beijing lawmakers are in majority, was forced to delay the proceedings on a bill allowing suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
Hong Kong's Legislative Council, where pro-Beijing lawmakers are in majority, was forced to delay the proceedings on a bill allowing suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
It is the biggest political crisis in years for the semiautonomous Chinese territory that was handed over from British to Chinese rule in 1997. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
It is the biggest political crisis in years for the semiautonomous Chinese territory that was handed over from British to Chinese rule in 1997. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
A protester waving the Union Jack joins other protesters using umbrellas to shield themselves outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
A protester waving the Union Jack joins other protesters using umbrellas to shield themselves outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
Thousands of protesters gathered near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
Thousands of protesters gathered near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
A protester moves a barricade to build a makeshift blockade near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
A protester moves a barricade to build a makeshift blockade near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
Protesters react to a cloud of tear gas near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
Protesters react to a cloud of tear gas near the Legislative Council in Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
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