Hong Kong protests: ‘No one safe’ under extradition – BBC Newsnight

Published on Jun 12, 2019
Demonstrators rally outside government offices in Hong Kong to protest a controversial extradition law. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F

Some of the biggest demonstrations ever seen in the former British colony have drawn hundreds of thousands of people onto the streets.

Protesters see the new law – which would allow suspected criminals to be sent to mainland China for trial – as a dangerous attempt to erode the city’s judicial independence.

But Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has refused to scrap the bill.

Our international editor Gabriel Gatehouse reports from the city.

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