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Hong Kong protest leader Jimmy Sham violently attacked

Hong Kong protest leader Jimmy Sham violently attacked

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The leader of one of Hong Kong's largest pro-democracy groups has been taken to hospital after being attacked.Photographs on social media showed Jimmy Sham of the Civil Human Rights Front (CHRF) lying in the street, covered in blood.It came hours after the territory's leader suspended her annual address after being heckled in parliament.Mass protests in support of greater democracy in the territory began in June and show no sign of abating.What happened to Jimmy Sham?The CHRF said he was set upon by a group of up to five hammer-wielding men in the Mong Kok district of the Kowloon peninsula, and left with head injuries.It added that he was conscious as he was taken to hospital, and was resting there in a stable condition.It was th...
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to withdraw extradition bill

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam to withdraw extradition bill

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has said she will withdraw the controversial extradition bill which triggered months of protests. The proposal, introduced in April, would have allowed criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China. The bill was suspended in June when Ms Lam called it "dead", but she stopped short of withdrawing it.Full withdrawal is one of five key demands of protesters, who are also calling for full democratic rights.On Monday, Ms Lam was heard on leaked audio tapes blaming herself for igniting Hong Kong's political crisis, and saying it was unforgiveable of her to have caused such huge havoc. Media playback is unsupported on your device The extradition bill quickl...