Q&A: Why extradition bill proposed in Hong Kong set off huge protests

Riot police fire toward thousands of protesters who had massed outside government headquarters Wednesday June 12, 2019, in opposition to a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the semi-autonomous territory. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) XVY151 XVY151

BEIJING  — Thousands of protesters blocked entry to Hong Kong's government headquarters Wednesday, delaying a debate over a legislative proposal that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China. The protest, which follows a weekend demonstration that drew hundreds of thousands of people opposed to the extradition amendments, reflects growing apprehension about relations...

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