DISCUSSION: The Hong Kong protests, explained
For months, demonstrators in Hong Kong have been taking to the streets in massive protest.
The movement began over concerns about a proposed bill allowing Hong Kong citizens to be extradited to mainland China. It has evolved into a direct challenge to China's Communist Party rule over Hong Kong.
- Watch the Wednesday morning segment above.
Here are the key points:
The extradition bill
One country, two systems
- Began in April as a peaceful demonstration against the government.
- They have evolved into a direct challenge to China’s Communist Party rule over Hong Kong.
- Protests began as weekend marches in the streets, but have become a daily phenomenon with increasingly violent clashes between police and demonstrators.
- In June, 2 million people reportedly took part in what was likely the largest protest in Hong Kong’s history.
The demonstrators have five key demands
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