Nigeria/June 24, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/137 views /nigeria Hong Kong activists renew protest against extradition billshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelMore than 100 people blocked a Hong Kong government building on Monday in protest against proposed legislation allowing extraditions to mainland China that they want to be scrapped. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, saying she had heard the protesters “loud and clear”, this month postponed the bill that would allow criminal suspects to be sent to the mainland for trial in courts controlled by the Communist Party. The activists, mostly students, are demanding the bill be withdrawn, the government drop all charges against those arrested in recent protests and stop referring to the demonstrations as a riot, which could potentially lead to heavier jail terms Reuters said. “It’s inconvenient but I support it,” a South African businessman who declined to be identified said of the protest at the skyscraper inland revenue building near the heart of the financial center. ALSO READ: Sudan must end repression, give monitors access, UN rights boss says The former British colony of Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997, since when it has been governed under a “one country, two systems” formula that allows it freedoms not enjoyed on the mainland, including the freedom to protest and a much-cherished independent judiciary. The bill has seen millions of people, fearing a continual, drip-drip erosion of those freedoms, clog the streets in protest and plunge the city into a political crisis, with many questioning the ability of Lam to govern. The protesters plan another demonstration on Wednesday to raise awareness among world leaders attending the Group of 20 nations summit in the Japanese city of Osaka this week. Chinese Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Jun said on Monday that China would not allow the G20 nations to discuss Hong Kong at the summit. ALSO READ Wife accused of killing husband: Court dismisses application seeking to reject confessional statements - Vanguard News“What I can tell you for sure is that G20 will not discuss the Hong Kong issue. We will not allow G20 to discuss the Hong Kong issue,” Zhang said. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleSuicide by Pharmacist: Doctors Criticize Media Conduct in Exposing Suspectsnext articleNigeria’s Music industry revenue to hit $50 million by 2020 – Report – Premium Times NigeriaRelated PostsNigeria/July 17, 2019 /No Comment Killing Of Fasoranti’s Daughter: Igbo Group Issues Strong Warning To BuhariNigeria/July 17, 2019 /No Comment Rwanda to open embassy in Morocco – Premium Times NigeriaRwanda to open embassy in Morocco – Premium Times NigeriaRwanda to open embassy in Morocco – Premium Times NigeriaOyo government recovers five more vehicles from Ajimobi’s aides – Daily Post NigeriaPSG owner sues over illegal transfer payment claim | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsEPL: Premier League introduces new rules that will affect Chelsea, Man United, Arsenal, others – Daily Post NigeriaRoad crashes claim 49 lives in Lagos in six months -FRSCRoad crashes claim 49 lives in Lagos in six months -FRSCAdverse Effects Of Yoni Pearls For Vagina Detox Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.