Thousands March In Hong Kong To Protest Extradition Law

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Thousands March In Hong Kong To Protest Extradition Law
​The proposed law would allow extradition to countries beyond the 20 that Hong Kong currently has treaties with.
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On Sunday, thousands of Hong Kong residents marched through the streets to protest a proposed law that would allow extradition to China.

The demonstration was just the latest in a series of protests since February, when lawmakers first proposed new amendments to existing extradition laws.

The proposed amendments would allow Hong Kong to extradite its citizens, as well as foreigners, to countries beyond the 20 that Hong Kong currently has treaties with.

Protesters fear that the proposed amendments would allow political opponents of China to be extradited to the communist country with a history of imprisoning dissidents.

In June, Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam suspended the proposed amendments indefinitely but has yet to officially withdraw the bill.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.