Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has delayed indefinitely a proposed law to allow extraditions to mainland China after widespread anger and violent protests in the Asian finance hub.
The extradition bill, which would cover Hong Kong’s seven million residents as well as foreign and Chinese nationals in the city, was seen by many as a threat to the rule of law in the former British colony.
About a million people marched through Hong Kong last Sunday to oppose the bill, according to protest organisers.
Protests continued through the week and were met with tear gas, bean bag rounds and rubber bullets from police, plunging the city into turmoil and piling heavy pressure on Lam.
Well done all those protesters. They have shown that freedom is worth fighting for.