Hong Kong set for street march, mourns death of protester
HONG KONG – Hong Kong is bracing for another massive protest over an unpopular extradition bill, a week after the crisis brought as many as 1 million into the streets.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Saturday said she was suspending work on the bill that would allow some suspects to be sent for trial in mainland Chinese courts.
But pro-democracy activists say that's not enough. They want the proposal withdrawn and are calling for Lam to step down.
In Beijing, the communist government issued statements backing Lam's decision.
Mourners meanwhile laid flowers Sunday on the pavement near where a man fell to his death a day earlier after hanging a protest banner on scaffolding on a shopping mall.
Emergency workers tried to cushion the man's fall but failed to catch him.