HONG KONG – Tens of thousands of people marched in Hong Kong against a law critics feared could let China target political opponents in the territory.
The controversial extradition bill will allow suspected criminals to be sent to mainland China for trial.
Organizers said there were one million people, which made it the biggest march in more than 20 years. Police said there were 240,000 at its peak.
Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has pushed for the amendments to be passed before July.
Critics to the bill said those in the former British colony would be exposed to China’s deeply flawed justice system, and it would lead to further erosion of the city’s judicial independence.
After it ended, clashes erupted between hundreds of demonstrators and police. (BBC)