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Key dates in Hong Kong's protests
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced on Sept. 4, 2019, the formal withdrawal of a proposed extradition bill that sparked months of protests in the Chinese-ruled city. Following is a timeline of the key dates around the extradition bill and the protests it triggered.
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June 26, 2019
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced on Sept. 4, 2019, the formal withdrawal of a proposed extradition...
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Demonstrators wave their smartphones during a rally ahead of the G20 summit, urging the international...
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam announced on Sept. 4, 2019, the formal withdrawal of a proposed extradition bill that sparked months of protests in the Chinese-ruled city. Following is a timeline of the key dates around the extradition bill and the protests it triggered. Pictured: Demonstrators wave their smartphones during a rally ahead of the G20 summit, urging the international community to back their demands for the government to withdraw the extradition bill in Hong Kong, June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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October 10, 2018
February 2019 - Hong Kong's Security Bureau submits a paper to the city's legislature proposing amendments...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam delivers her annual policy address in Hong Kong
February 2019 - Hong Kong's Security Bureau submits a paper to the city's legislature proposing amendments to extradition laws that would provide for case-by-case extraditions to countries, including mainland China, beyond the 20 states with which Hong Kong already has treaties. Pictured: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam delivers her annual policy address at the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, October 10, 2018. REUTERS/Bobby Yip
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March 31, 2019
March 31 - Thousands take to the streets of Hong Kong to protest against the proposed extradition bill....
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Demonstrators march during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China,...
March 31 - Thousands take to the streets of Hong Kong to protest against the proposed extradition bill. Pictured: Demonstrators march during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, March 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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April 28, 2019
April 3 - Lam's government introduces amendments to Hong Kong's extradition laws that would allow criminal...
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Demonstrators march during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China,...
April 3 - Lam's government introduces amendments to Hong Kong's extradition laws that would allow criminal suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial. Pictured: Demonstrators march during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, April 28, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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April 28, 2019
April 28 - Tens of thousands of people march on Hong Kong's city assembly building, the Legislative Council,...
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Demonstrators hold yellow umbrellas, the symbol of the Occupy Central movement during a protest to demand...
April 28 - Tens of thousands of people march on Hong Kong's city assembly building, the Legislative Council, to demand the scrapping of the proposed amendments to the extradition laws. Pictured: Demonstrators hold yellow umbrellas, the symbol of the Occupy Central movement during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, April 28, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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May 11, 2019
May 11 - Scuffles break out in Hong Kong's legislature between pro-democracy lawmakers and those loyal...
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Pro-democracy lawmaker Gary Fan lies down after clashes with pro-Beijing lawmakers during a meeting for...
May 11 - Scuffles break out in Hong Kong's legislature between pro-democracy lawmakers and those loyal to Beijing over the extradition bill. Pictured: Pro-democracy lawmaker Gary Fan lies down after clashes with pro-Beijing lawmakers during a meeting for control of a meeting room to consider the controversial extradition bill, in Hong Kong, May 11, 2019. REUTERS/James Pomfret
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June 10, 2019
May 21 - Lam says her administration is determined to push the bill through the legislature. Pictured:...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a news conference in Hong Kong
May 21 - Lam says her administration is determined to push the bill through the legislature. Pictured: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam attends a news conference in Hong Kong, June 10, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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June 16, 2019
May 30 - Hong Kong introduces concessions to the extradition bill, including limiting the scope of extraditable...
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A helmet and messages of support for the protest against a proposed extradition bill, are seen displayed...
May 30 - Hong Kong introduces concessions to the extradition bill, including limiting the scope of extraditable offences. Critics say they are not enough. Pictured: A helmet and messages of support for the protest against a proposed extradition bill, are seen displayed early morning in Hong Kong, June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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June 06, 2019
June 6 - More than 3,000 Hong Kong lawyers take to the streets dressed in black in a rare protest march...
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Thousand of legal professionals wearing black, stage a silent protest to the Central Government Offices,...
June 6 - More than 3,000 Hong Kong lawyers take to the streets dressed in black in a rare protest march against the extradition law. Pictured: Thousand of legal professionals wearing black, stage a silent protest to the Central Government Offices, demanding authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, June 6, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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June 09, 2019
June 9 - More than half a million take to the streets in protest. Pictured: Demonstrators hold yellow...
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Demonstrators hold yellow umbrellas, the symbol of the Occupy Central movement, during a protest to demand...
June 9 - More than half a million take to the streets in protest. Pictured: Demonstrators hold yellow umbrellas, the symbol of the Occupy Central movement, during a protest to demand authorities scrap a proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, June 9, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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June 12, 2019
June 12 - Police fire rubber bullets and tear gas during the city's largest and most violent protests...
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Protesters demonstrate against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong
June 12 - Police fire rubber bullets and tear gas during the city's largest and most violent protests in decades. Government offices are shut for the rest of the week. Pictured: Police officers fire tear gas during a demonstration against a proposed extradition bill in Hong Kong, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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June 15, 2019
June 15 - Lam indefinitely delays the proposed extradition law. Pictured: A man watches a TV broadcast...
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A man watches a TV broadcast of news conference of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam inside a bar...
June 15 - Lam indefinitely delays the proposed extradition law. Pictured: A man watches a TV broadcast of news conference of Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam inside a bar in Hong Kong, June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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July 02, 2019
July 1 - Protesters storm the Legislative Council on the 22nd anniversary of the handover from British...
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Anti-extradition bill protesters stand next to a colonial flag of Hong Kong and a banner displayed inside...
July 1 - Protesters storm the Legislative Council on the 22nd anniversary of the handover from British to Chinese rule, destroying pictures and daubing walls with graffiti. Pictured: Anti-extradition bill protesters stand next to a colonial flag of Hong Kong and a banner displayed inside a chamber, after protesters broke into the Legislative Council building during the anniversary of Hong Kong's handover to China in Hong Kong, July 1, 2019. The banner reads: "There are no thugs, only tyranny". REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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July 09, 2019
July 9 - Lam says the extradition bill is dead and that government work on the legislation had been a...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks to media over an extradition bill in Hong Kong
July 9 - Lam says the extradition bill is dead and that government work on the legislation had been a "total failure". Pictured: Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks to media over an extradition bill in Hong Kong, July 9, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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July 22, 2019
July 21 - Men, clad in white T-shirts and some armed with poles, flood into rural Yuen Long station and...
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Calvin So, a victim of Sunday's Yuen Long attacks, shows his wounds at a hospital, in Hong Kong
July 21 - Men, clad in white T-shirts and some armed with poles, flood into rural Yuen Long station and storm a train, attacking passengers and passers-by, including members of the media, after several thousand activists surrounded China's representative office in the city earlier in the day, and clashed with police. Pictured: Calvin So, a victim of the Yuen Long attacks, shows his wounds at a hospital, in Hong Kong, July 22, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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July 30, 2019
July 30 - Forty-four activists are charged with rioting, the first time this charge has been used during...
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A police officer points a gun towards anti-extradition bill protesters who surrounded a police station...
July 30 - Forty-four activists are charged with rioting, the first time this charge has been used during these protests. Pictured: A police officer points a gun towards anti-extradition bill protesters who surrounded a police station where detained protesters are being held during clashes in Hong Kong, July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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August 14, 2019
Aug. 9 - China's aviation regulator demands Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific suspend personnel who...
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A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 plane lands at Hong Kong airport after it reopened following clashes between...
Aug. 9 - China's aviation regulator demands Hong Kong flag carrier Cathay Pacific suspend personnel who have taken part in the protests. The airline suspends a pilot, one of 44 charged with rioting the month before, the next day. Pictured: A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER plane lands at Hong Kong airport after it reopened following clashes between police and protesters, in Hong Kong, August 14, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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August 13, 2019
Aug. 14 - Police and protesters clash at Hong Kong's international airport after flights were disrupted...
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Anti-extradition bill protesters use trolleys to stop passengers from entering the security gates during...
Aug. 14 - Police and protesters clash at Hong Kong's international airport after flights were disrupted for a second day. The airport resumed operations later that day, rescheduling hundreds of flights. Pictured: Anti-extradition bill protesters use trolleys to stop passengers from entering the security gates during a mass demonstration after a woman was shot in the eye, at the Hong Kong international airport, in Hong Kong August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
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August 27, 2019
Sept. 2 - Lam says she has caused "unforgivable havoc" by igniting the political crisis engulfing the...
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Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds a news conference in Hong Kong
Sept. 2 - Lam says she has caused "unforgivable havoc" by igniting the political crisis engulfing the city and would quit if she had a choice, according to an audio recording obtained by Reuters of remarks she made to a group of businesspeople. Pictured: Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds a news conference in Hong Kong, China, August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
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