Hong Kong’s legislators have officially withdrawn the extradition bill that sparked the months-long protests.
Secretary for Security John Lee announced the withdrawal of the bill after the second reading resumed on Wednesday.
Lam initially announced that she would formally withdraw the controversial extradition bill in September. Protesters at the time, however, were skeptical about the announcement.
The withdrawal of the bill is only one of the five demands protesters have emphasized.
BBC reported that the four other demands include: “For the protests not to be characterized as a ‘riot’,” “Amnesty for arrested protesters,” “An independent inquiry into alleged police brutality,” and “Implementation of complete universal suffrage.”
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