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6/13, 7:40 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Hong Kong assembly delays extradition session

The second reading of a controversial bill was postponed again by a day in Hong Kong on Thursday while massive demonstrations also died down. Protesters who oppose legislation enabling extradition to mainland China left the streets amid severe rainfall but the Civil Human Rights Front vowed to pressure the local government until it cancels it.

Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets and used pepper spray near the headquarters of the executive body during yesterday's riots as up to a million people took to the streets. Some of them threw bricks and glass at the cordon. Medics tended to 79 people with injuries

Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the semiautonomous territory's leader, has expressed determination to pass the bill before the assembly's recess. The proposed extradition of criminal suspects includes other countries as well with which Hong Kong doesn't have a full agreement.

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