MADRID, Sep. 4 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The head of the Hong Kong Government, Carrie Lam, announced on Wednesday the definitive withdrawal of the controversial extradition law, after three months of protests that have been the biggest challenge of the former British colony since the Umbrella Revolution.
“Given the five lawsuits filed by the protesters, I already announced the suspension of the law and today I want to make it clear that the law is dead,” Lam said in a speech on local television, according to 'The South China Morning. Post '.
The protests began last June for the Government's intention to pass a law that would allow any suspect required by the Beijing authorities to send to mainland China.
Thousands of people have taken the financial center and the international airport of Hong Kong in these months to demand the definitive withdrawal of the bill, which they consider an affront to the regime of rights and freedoms inherited from the colonial period.