Hong Kong protest sees hundreds of thousands call for city’s leader to step down – CNN

Close to 2 million people descended on Hong Kong’s streets on Sunday, Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF), the organizers of the protests, estimate.

According to CHRF, those numbers are unprecedented. Police estimated that the 338,000 people followed the protest’s original route.

In a statement released by the group Sunday night, CHRF said demonstrations will continue until the government withdraws the extradition bill in its entirety, releases arrested protesters and withdraws all charges, retracts the characterization of the protests as a “riot” and forces Chief Executive Carrie Lam to resign.

“Should the government refuse to respond, only more Hong Kongers will strike tomorrow,” CHRF said.

A slow shutter image shows thousands of people taking part in protests in Hong Kong on Sunday.
A slow shutter image shows thousands of people taking part in protests in Hong Kong on Sunday.

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