Hong Kong hit by large scale protests

HONG KONG,JULY 1: People protest on the street in hong kong on 1 July 2014. People protest for urban development, housing issue, and mainland china policy to hong kong, - Görsel
Hong Kong hit by large scale protests 

Hong Kong has been recently hit by protests which started against the government plans to allow extradition to mainland China. The angry protesters left the city in shock causing government offices in the financial district shut for the rest of the week. Although the protests have turned wild, the government has not backed down the controversial extradition bill. According to CNBC news, Wednesday’s violence between the riot police and the protesters broke out outside the legislature which was surrounded by demonstrators. According to some media reports and official statements, Over 70 people were injured in the violence, including two men who were in critical condition and some 21 police officers. Protesters vowed that they will continue demonstrations until the bill is completely rejected. The autonomous government of Hong Kong was also the scene of large-scale protests in 2014, the so-called ‘Umbrella Movement which occupied the streets for two months.