Hongkongers marched in their thousands on Sunday to call for the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill, despite the government on Saturday stating that it would postpone its plans.
Leaving Victoria Park at 2:30pm, the crowds marched through Wanchai and Causeway Bay chanting for Chief Executive Carrie Lam to resign.
Traffic came to a standstill around government headquarters as protesters reached the endpoint and poured onto the surrounding highways.
Former student leader Alex Chow said the government has yet to promise it will withdraw the extradition law.
He said the march today will be a show of power against the government to force it to make concessions.
“The Hong Kong people obviously will not accept a suspension [of the extradition bill].
Lam said it had also become clear that Taiwan would not receive the murder suspect, whose case triggered the extradition law update. »