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Fear of losing rights, distrust in China's judiciary helped mobilise opposition to HK's extradition Bill

Protesters clash with police after a rally against amendments to an extradition bill in Hong Kong on June 10, 2019.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

HONG KONG - Fear of losing their rights and a lack of trust in China's judiciary led to what was undoubtedly Hong Kong's biggest street protest since the handover with organisers saying more than a million people hit the streets on Sunday (June 9) in an unprecedented show of strength.

The protestors, in no uncertain terms, showed their disapproval of a proposed extradition law, although authorities have vowed to press ahead.

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