800,000 say 'yes' to rendition bill
Updated: 2019-06-10 07:22
By Li Bingcun in Hong Kong(HK Edition)
Despite the blazing heat, representatives of various organizations in Hong Kong rose to the occasion on Sunday, staging various public activities across the city in support of the government's plans to amend the SAR's extradition laws.
Members of Safeguard HK, Support the Surrender of Fugitive Offenders Legislation group marched to Central Government Offices in Admiralty, urging the government to enact the new laws to uphold the rule of law and protect public security.
By midnight more than 800,000 people had pledged support in a city-wide signature campaign online and at street stands, organized by a local alliance of prominent political, business and legal figures, countering a protest by about 240,000 people on Sunday to oppose the revised extradition bill, according to the police.
On Sunday afternoon, two fleets of fishing boats sailed through Victoria Harbour in a two-hour sea parade organized by the Hong Kong Fishermen Consortium, displaying banners with slogans in support of the bill.
There were also more than 20 LED displays across the city, including some in bustling business districts like Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai, with slogans, info-graphics and videos backing the amendments.
Twenty-six fishing boats co-initiated by the Hong Kong Fishermen Consortium sail through Victoria Harbour on Sunday, pledging the fishery sector's support for the extradition bill. Photos by Edmond Tang, Roy Liu / China Daily
Members of the public gather in front of Hong Kong Police Headquarters in Wan Chai to condemn the two petrol bomb attacks on a police vehicle and a police station on Friday.
(HK Edition 06/10/2019 page7)