When Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced the withdrawal of the extradition bill that triggered the largest and longest protests in that city’s history, protest leaders remained deeply sceptical.
For months, they had been demanding the full withdrawal of the much-loathed extradition bill – which would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be sent to mainland China to stand trial. The protests, which began in March and snowballed in June, sent tens of thousands of demonstrators into the streets every weekend, and have since evolved into a push for greater democracy for Hong Kong which reverted from British to Chinese rule in 1997.

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