June 11 - The Washington Post
HONG KONG — Police cordoned off Hong Kong’s main legislative complex Tuesday as thousands of protesters streamed past in a show of resolve amid a deepening crisis over a proposed law that would allow for extraditions to mainland China.
But Hong Kong lawmakers — controlled by a pro-Beijing bloc — planned to move ahead with the bill despite calls by opponents for more marches and widespread strikes.
The showdown cuts to the core of tensions in the former British colony: How much can Beijing set the rules in a place with a history of relative independence, a separate legal code and greater freedoms?
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