Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam apologized Sunday for how she has handled a controversial bill that would allow extradition to mainland China. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators returned to the streets in Hong Kong to protest the bill. On Saturday, with the backing of Beijing, Lam announced she was suspending the extradition legislation after the protests turned violent during the week, but those opposed to the bill want it scrapped entirely. They feel the bill is in conflict with Hong Kong's judicial independence and fear criminal suspects would be tortured and receive unfair trials if they were to be sent to China. Many protesters are also calling for Lam to step down.
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