Amid ongoing unrest and continuous protests against an amendment that would allow suspects to be extradited to the mainland China, Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that the "bill is dead" during a press conference on Tuesday.
"I have almost immediately put a stop to the amendment exercise. I reiterate here, there is no such plan. The bill is dead," announced Lam, who notably refused to formally withdraw the bill.
Demonstrations against the extradition bill which would allow people to be extradited to mainland China to face trial have been taking place since the end of March.
Although the bill has since been suspended, the largely youth-led protests have continued with protesters calling for it to be withdrawn entirely and for Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam to step down.
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