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Big Hong Kong protest against a law that would allow extraditions to mainland China arrives in Wanchai
Here’s our early story nytimes.com/2019/06/09/wor… and a longer overview from Friday nytimes.com/2019/06/07/wor…
“I think this law will take away our freedoms,” said Peter Lam, a 16-year-high school student.

“We will not have the right to express ourselves. So we must stand up and express ourselves today,” he added.

“If this law passes it will be the funeral for Hong Kong.”
Dude sitting streetside in a Wanchai bar asks a group of demonstrators what they are protesting.
The march entering Admiralty
George Wan, 31, a freelance tour guide and writer, said he believed the government was rushing the change without hearing the voices of the Hong Kong public.

“The want to pass the bill as soon as possible to break the firewall between Hong Kong and China,” he said.
“Their judicial system is not good,” Mr Wan said of mainland China as he waved a hand painted fan that read 反送中, “opposed sending to China.” “We want to use our footsteps to tell the government we want more time” for consultation.
“Hundreds of thousands of people have come out to show they do not accept the government’s excuse that it is closing a loophole,” said Ivan Choy, senior lecturer at Chinese University.
“They have deep worries of mainland authorities coming to Hong Kong to take Hong Kong people.”
Mr. Choy said that despite the display of opposition he did not expect the government to back down.

“The major problem is that Xi Jinping holds power in China, and he is a strongman,” Mr. Choy said. “He will back up Carrie Lam’s decision to push forward.”
A single photo can’t do this protest justice, but this is Wanchai at 6:35 pm. The head of the march passed thorough this spot more than three hours ago.
Protest organizers say 1.03 million joined the march today
This might be the defining image of the crowd, via Apple Daily. Not sure when exactly it was shot but clearly after sunset, of a march that started at 2:30 pm
Very chaotic outside LegCo now. Protesters pushing barriers, police swinging clubs to force them back
Protestors now occupying Lung Wo Road, which runs along Victoria Harbor
A lot of riot police now
Clearing out everyone now
Heading home for the night folks. Thanks for following.
Spoke too soon!
Protesters now filling Gloucester Road, the main east-west road occupied in 2014
Gloucester Road half blocked at 2 am
The chant is 反送中, the theme of the day, “Oppose sending to China”
Riot police moving in
I’m standing on Luard Road with a few dozen protesters chased over here by police. Strains of a Wanchai bar band playing a cover of Blitzkrieg Bop drift through the air.
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