Hong Kong lawmakers brawl over controversial extradition bill
19 May 2019 | 2:43 pm
A fight broke out between pro-democracy and pro-Beijing lawmakers in Hong Kong's Legislative Council. The proposed law would permit extraditions to China despite the Chinese government's poor human rights record.
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