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Hong Kong protests

Five things to know about Hong Kong's extradition bill retraction

Protesters plan more demonstrations over excessive police action and other issues

HONG KONG -- The announcement this week by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam to formally withdraw a contentious extradition bill comes after three months of demonstrations and violent clashes between protesters and police. The protests began as a campaign to stop proposed legislation that would have allowed the extradition of criminal suspects to mainland China, which many say lacks an independent judicial system.

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