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For now, Hong Kong leader backs off bill allowing extraditions to mainland China

June 15 -- The Washington Post

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s government has suspended, but will not withdraw, a bill that would allow extraditions to mainland China, the territory’s chief executive said Saturday, an apparent compromise after days of massive protests that saw violence between police and young demonstrators in the global financial hub.

But protest organizers insisted the government’s decision is not enough and said they will go ahead with another planned march Sunday.

The measure will be halted for the moment to restore calm and order to the city, according to chief executive Carrie Lam, though she said she is not trying to “pacify” protesters.

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