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Thousands march in Hong Kong over proposed extradition law changes

Updated : March 31, 2019 05:38 PM IST

Thousands of people protested in Hong Kong on Sunday against a government plan to change extradition laws, fearing an erosion of personal freedom and the city's status as an international business hub.

Demonstrators march during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)
Demonstrators march during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)
Protest organizers said 12,000 people took the streets on Sunday. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)
Protest organizers said 12,000 people took the streets on Sunday. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)
Bookseller Lam Wing-kee speaks during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)
Bookseller Lam Wing-kee speaks during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)
Bookseller Lam Wing-kee marches during a protest. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)
Bookseller Lam Wing-kee marches during a protest. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)
The planned changes have been strongly opposed by some lawmakers, legal and rights groups who fear that it could be exploited by Beijing. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)
The planned changes have been strongly opposed by some lawmakers, legal and rights groups who fear that it could be exploited by Beijing. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)
A masked demonstrator marches during the protest. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)
A masked demonstrator marches during the protest. (REUTERS/Tyrone Siu)
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