Hong Kong’s highly contested extradition bill, which triggered months of protests, could not be withdrawn formally as the Legislative Council session turned chaotic on Wednesday.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam was supposed to deliver her annual address in the city’s parliament, but forced to suspend it after being heckled by the opposition members of the legislative council, BBC reports.
A spokesman for the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council has recently described the ongoing protests in Hong Kong as a sign of emerging “terrorism”.
Following weeks of protests, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced via a press conference on Tuesday that the controversial extradition bill is now “dead,” admitting that the way it was handled was a “total failure.”
Organizers have estimated nearly two million people to have participated in the mass protests taking place in Hong Kong against the controversial extradition bill.
Despite the videos showing massive crowds, the police have maintained that there were no more than 338,000 people present. If the organizers’ figures are confirmed, this would become the largest protest in Hong Kong’s history.
Team BlackSheep, a company that specializes in drones, recently published a video that shows the massive number of people who attended last week’s anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong.
A small crowd of Hong Kongers went back to the scene where the violent protest occurred on Wednesday to clean up all the mess after the chaos.
VIDEO: A day after the worst political unrest since Hong Kong was handed to China in 1997, the city’s youths are out to clear rubbish on the streets of the city pic.twitter.com/aXLvb4Zvmy