Ruptly is live from Hong Kong on Wednesday, July 17, as a general strike was called to protest against the extradition bill.

The protest is one among many that have seen hundreds of thousands gather since the end of March against a government proposed law amendment which could enable Hong Kong to consider extradition requests from countries where there is no prior agreement.

The government has since suspended the legislative process for the bill and Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam publicly apologised for the extradition controversy.

Those opposing the bill are nevertheless asking for its complete withdrawal, as well as the unconditional release of all arrested protesters, the formation of an independent commission of inquiry into police behaviour, and universal suffrage.

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