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Hong Kong protests

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

Protests and concern from business groups prompted halt in legislation action

Protesters hold placards as they march in a demonstration in Hong Kong on Sunday demanding that the city's leader step down and completely withdraw a controversial extradition bill.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Political tensions in Hong Kong remain high even after the city's top leader on Saturday suspended legislative debate on a proposed extradition bill that would allow suspects to be handed over to mainland Chinese authorities for prosecution. The decision followed a week of mass rallies and protests that devolved into violent clashes with police using tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds.

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