Hong Kong Protest 2019 on Anti Extradition Law Amendment Bill and Pro Democratic Win

Hong Kong Protest 2019 on Anti Extradition Law Amendment Bill and Pro Democratic Win


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first question is: What is Hong Kong protests all about? The devastating 2019
protests also known as the Anti Extradition Law Amendment Bill movement
is an ongoing series of rallies in Hong Kong triggered by the introduction of
the fugitive offenders amendment bill by the government the demonstrators are
demanding the withdrawal of the fugitive offenders and mutual legal assistance in
criminal matters legislation bill 2019 proposed by the government of Hong Kong
Hong Kong has been shaken by a series of protests by millions of people recently
many of which have ended in violent clashes between police and protesters
the protests were initially focused on a bill that made it easier to extradite
people to China from the semi-autonomous city but due to authorities strict
controlling and refusal by Hong Kong’s leader to completely withdraw the bill
led to protesters coming on streets if enacted the bill would have let local
authorities in Pete and extradite fugitives who are wanted in territories
with which Hong Kong does not currently have extradition agreements including
Taiwan and mainland China the protesters demanded five key aspects which includes
one complete withdrawal of the extradition bill to investigation into
alleged police brutality and missconduct through an independent commission of
inquiry three release an exemption of arrests of protesters for complete
retraction of the official characterization of the protests as
riots five Chief Executives Carrie lambs resignation along with the introduction
of universal suffrage for election of the Legislative Council and the chief
executive understanding the proposed extradition
law the proposed bill to amend two of the existing laws which will allow hong
kong to transfer suspects to countries which it currently lacks a formal
extradition agreement with importantly one of those jurisdictions would be
mainland China supporters say the amendments will be
the key to safeguarding the city from becoming a criminal refuge while
opponents worry Beijing we used a lot of extradite political rivals and others to
China where their legal protections cannot be guarantees under the amended
law accused that are punishable by seven years or more in prison could be
extradited the new legislation would give Hong Kong
as leader also known as the chief executive authority to approve
extradition requests after reviewing with the courts most importantly Hong
Kong’s legislature and the Legislative Council will not have any say over the
extradition process but why our Hong Kong are so mad about the bill if the
law passes it will end the city’s independent judiciary and open the
penstocks to China’s restrictive political system visitors transiting
through and even foreign residents could also be detained and sent to the
mainland a move which will potentially spook investors and moguls as well many
Hong Kongers bear the law will be used by authorities to target political
rivals and would end one country two systems policy corroding the civil
rights enjoyed by Hong Kong residents since the bestow of sovereignty from the
UK to China in 1990 anyone who Ryles Beijing would be
targeted and potentially sent to the mainland China including protesters
China has often used accusations of non-political crimes to target
government censors though the bill excludes political crimes but China
frequently charges rebels including religious leaders and human rights
activists with criminal offences like running an illegal business and picking
quarrels professionals have also expressed distress over the rights of
those sent to mainland to be tried the conviction rate in Chinese courts is as
high as 99 percent among many unprecedented practices random and
subjective detentions torture and denial of legal representation of one’s
choosing our two comments what are the tactics and methods used
while it’s not easy to protest in such large numbers and still maintain
meaningful communication among all locals have commonly used Li hkg an
online forum similar to Reddit as well as telegram an end-to-end encrypted
messaging service similar to AXA to communicate and bounce ideas and make
collective decisions no group or political party has claimed leadership
over the movements their main role is to support such as applying for letters of
no objection from the police are facilitating conflicts between
protesters and police officers there are mainly two identified groups of
protesters namely the peaceful rational and nonviolent protesters and a
fighter’s group despite their differences both groups have de system
being judgmental or criticizing the other the principle was the do not split
practice which was intended to encourage mutual respect for different views
within the same protest movement on the contrary what do the bill’s supporters
say supporters say that the legislation is
necessary to paddle loophole in the current law due to which Hong Kong has
become a haven for international fugitives and the law were protected
however officials have assured to take precaution against abuses guaranteeing
that no one at risk of political or religious oppression will be sent to the
mainland China while repeatedly stressing the role of local judges as
the gatekeepers for extradition requests also pointing that suspects who could
face the death penalty will not be extradited finally pro-democratic wins a
historic number of voters have prodigiously chosen pro-democracy
candidates in local polls seen as a vote on months of anti-government protests
these elections have been widely viewed as the popularity of the top leadership
with the District Council’s being the only leadership bodies in Hong Kong
directly elected by the people candidates applaud of their triumph and
called on embattled chief executive Kerry lamb to heat protesters demands
those include free elections for the city’s leader and legislature and an
independent investigation into police cruelty during the six months long riots

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