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A group of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong continued a hunger strike that entered its eighth day on Thursday over a proposal that would allow the extradition of anyone in the city accused of crimes by communist China.
Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker Fernando Cheung recently joined the hunger strike, the Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) reported on Thursday.
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Insisting that the extradition bill “is dead,” Carrie Lam, the chief executive in Hong Kong, has so far this week failed to convince protestors to surrender their cause.
Some protesters complain that Lam did not implement any mechanism to completely withdraw the bill or agree to step down as demanded by the demonstrators.
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On Thursday, HKFP noted:
Last Wednesday, Roy Chan – a preacher at the Good Neighbourhood North District Church – began the [anti-extradition bill] hunger strike, which has since evolved into a ten-person protest. Participants are aged between 16 and 73.
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Chan said no government officials had visited them during the week. He said the government has not been trying to communicate with the public, nor have they agreed to their demands. They are calling for a complete withdrawal of the extradition bill, the formation of an independent commission of inquiry into police behavior, the retraction of the “riot” characterization of the June 12 protests, and an unconditional release of all arrested protesters.
“Our hunger strike action is not calling for self-harm. Our hunger strike action is a classic protest to [call on people to] care about each other and...
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